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Non-classroom employees obtain credentials through grant program By Dani Anguiano @Dani_Anguiano on Twitter CHICO >> Dolores Alaniz has worked in Chico Uni-


A bee works almond blossoms Thursday along Roble Road in Durham. The warm weather has produced a “flash bloom” of almonds, with all varieties of the trees blooming at once. That’s a good thing, if the bees can get to all the flowers.

Warm weather has all almond varieties blooming at same time By Steve Schoonover @ER_sschoonover on Twitter

The warm weather we’ve been enjoying has produced what’s called a “flash bloom” in almonds, with all the varieties blooming at once. Most people probably don’t realize that’s not usually the case. But almond orchards aren’t a monoculture with a single variety of trees. Almonds need a different type of tree for cross pollination in order to produce nuts. The most sought-after al-

mond variety is the Nonpareil, and it’s the one most widely planted in this area. For pollination, most growers will break up a Nonpareil orchard with periodic rows of a couple of different pollinator varieties: one that blooms a little earlier than the Nonpareils and one that blooms a little later. The idea is to get what Butte County UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Luke Milliron called “bloom overlap.” That’s why if you look closely at an almond orchard in bloom, you might see a

An almond orchard in bloom Thursday along Roble Road in Durham. row of two of trees here and Not this year. This year there that’s not blooming like all the varieties bloomed at the rest of the orchard. It ei- once. ther hasn’t started or it’s past “Usually the bloom its prime. ALMONDS » PAGE 4

fied School District for eight years, providing support to students and their families in her roles as a targeted case manager at Little Chico Creek School and previously as a paraeducator at Neal Dow. “We connect parents to the community. We try to find resources, any kind of resources that parents might need: housing, food. We try to be the bridge between the school and home,” Alaniz said. “We try as much as we can to empower them.” Now, thanks to a state-funded grant program that aims to help school employees become teachers, this fall Alaniz will work with students and their families in a new way, as a Spanish teacher. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. And the more I got involved with schools the more I wanted to be teacher,” Alaniz said. “When (Chico Unified) sent out an email about the grant, I was like, ‘oh my gosh, I want to do it.’” Chico Unified School District was one of 25 districts in the state selected to participate in the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing program last year. The $20 million program aims to combat the teacher shortage by helping 1,000 non-classroom school workers or classified employees across the state — which includes everything from bus drivers to instructional aides and counselors — become teachers. GRANT » PAGE 4


Tech Trek gives like-minded girls STEM experience By Mary Nugent @ER_MaryNugent on Twitter

Looking back, they loved the energy and enthusiasm everyone had for math and science, but they didn’t imagine they’d make such good friends along the way. Three young women say they were fortunate to take part in American Association of UniverCHICO >>

sity Women’s Tech Trek summer camp for eighth grade girls. Now that they’re high school seniors, they took a little time to remember being a camper and how they returned to volunteer as junior counselors. “When I was in junior high, I loved math. But I also was not sure of myself. It surprised me to be nominated for the camp, and then be around other girls who liked the same things,” said Vic-


toria Villaseñor, 17, and a student at Chico High School. Villaseñor said at the camp, she was part of an engineering class. “We did soldering, all kinds of things, and we made an alarm system and a solar car,” she said, adding the camp used STEM, an educational program developed to prepare students for college in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.



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#MeToo case spurs confidentiality concerns By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — a leader in the #MeToo movement — took a voluntary unpaid leave of absence Friday amid an investigation into whether she groped a former legislative staff member in 2014. It’s the latest claim against a lawmaker to go public. And the way it became public is drawing criticism from the man alleging the misconduct. Daniel Fierro thought his claim would remain confidential when he shared his story last month with his old boss, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, a Democrat. Calderon followed state legislative protocol and took it to the Assembly’s Rules Committee, which investigates claims. Days after Calderon made the report, Fierro said, to his surprise, several journalists and a politically connected acquaintance called him to ask about his claim. “That was what really SACRAMENTO >>

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, the head of California’s legislative women’s caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday. disturbed me,” Fierro told The Associated Press. “The process is supposed to be confidential in part so that people feel comfortable they can make complaints.” Tom White, chief of staff for Calderon, said neither Calderon nor anyone in his office leaked the complaint alleging Garcia, a Los Angeles-area Democrat, groped Fierro in the dugout after a legislative softball game in August 2014. The head of the Rules Committee, Assemblyman Ken Cooley, a Democrat, said the committee keeps all complaints confidential. “The Assembly Rules Human Resources process for receiving, evaluating and investigating complaints is entirely confidential, and confidentiality has

been carefully observed by those responsible for carrying out such actions,” he said. “I know of no reason to be concerned about the confidentiality of our processes and procedures. Critics said Fierro’s experience is evidence of a flawed system that encourages victims to stay silent. “There’s a reason that they haven’t been coming forward — because they’re afraid. If they don’t have the guarantee of confidentiality, there’s going to be many, many victims who never come forward,” said Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, the sponsor of a bill giving legislative staff members whistleblower protections that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Monday.


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At least eight allegations of harassment are pending in the Assembly, and the complaint against Garcia is the first to be made public this year. Complaints against Raul Bocangera and Matt Dababneh, two Democratic lawmakers who resigned last year, went public when women shared the accusations against them. A joint subcommittee tasked with revamping the Legislature’s sexual harassment policies will review how complaints are reported and how to ensure they remain confidential. The Assembly has not released further details about the pending allegations. Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, meanwhile, said Assembly human resources officials will reach out to staff members in Garcia’s office to make sure they feel safe now that the complaint against her is public. Garcia denied the claims in a Friday statement announcing her unpaid leave, which she said she is taking to minimize distractions and avoid appearances of exerting influence on the investigation. “Upon reflection of the details alleged, I am certain I did not engage in the behavior I am accused of,” Garcia said in a statement. “However, as I’ve said before, any claims about sexual harassment must be taken seriously, and I believe elected officials should be held to a higher standard of accountability. “

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legislation on Thursday. Their bill follows similar legislation under consideration in Illinois and New York. Legislation has been introduced several times since 2013 in New York but has not gained traction. In Illinois, the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is named for the Chicago Bears defensive back who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after he killed himself at 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest so his brain could be studied for signs of the disease that has been linked to concussions or repeated head trauma. “The science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives,” Gonzalez Fletcher said in a statement. California has strengthened concussion protocols for youth sports but that’s not enough, the lawmakers said. CTE is a degenerative disease known to cause memory loss, violent moods and other cognitive difficulties. It can only be diagnosed after death.




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Sentencing postponed for man shot by police Suggestions on transit By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter

A Willows man who in 2017 was shot and injured by Orland police after he allegedly sprayed officers with mace, had his sentencing postponed Friday. Keith Harris, 27, pleaded guilty Dec. 8 to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer stemming from the incident that happened in January 2017. Harris appeared in custody Friday in Glenn County Superior Court for a scheduled sentencing hearing, but his attorney, Matt Smith, requested more time to prepare sentencing materials for the court to consider. At the same hearing FriWILLOWS >>

day, a second defense attorney tasked with exploring whether there is legal cause for Harris to withdraw his guilty plea said he could not find one. Harris is next scheduled to appear in court March 9. He faces up to 10 years in state prison. Harris was shot in the face while driving a van during an encounter with police Jan. 9, 2017, in an alley behind an apartment building in the 400 block of Fifth Street in Orland. Orland police have said officers responded about 2:15 p.m. for a report of a possible active burglary in an alley behind Parkview Apartments on Fifth Street, near Shasta Street. Police found Harris in a van with a female com-

panion, and when officers asked Harris to step out of the van he allegedly sprayed the officers with mace, police have said. Police tried to stun Harris with a Taser but weren’t successful, police have said. Meanwhile, the woman jumped out of the van and ran away. Harris then allegedly backed the van into a patrol vehicle before accelerating toward the officers, police have said. That’s when two officers — Grant Carmon and Juan Carrillo — began shooting at Harris, firing a total of 14 shots. Police said a second patrol vehicle was hit before the van hit a building. Harris then ran from the scene before being caught about a block away.

Harris was treated at an area hospital before being booked on multiple charges related to the incident. Harris in December filed a lawsuit against the city of Orland and the two officers over the shooting, claiming he did not present a “credible threat of lethal force” during the encounter. Harris’ civil complaint further alleges the officers who shot at him used “excessive” and “unreasonable” force. In his civil complaint for damages, Harris claims he did not drive at the officers but instead away from them. The city denied the allegations and has requested a jury trial. Contact reporter Andre Byik at 896-7760.


Man in US illegally guilty of killing two deputies By Don Thompson The Associated Press

A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. in 2014. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes. “Yay,” he said softly after first verdict read, looking around at the victims’ families and jurors with a slight smile. “I’m going to kill more cops soon,” Bracamontes said later as he was led away from the courtroom that had heavy security. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Bracamontes, who has repeatSACRAMENTO >>


Luis Bracamontes, center, stares at the ceiling as the verdicts are read for the murder of two law enforcement officers, in Sacramento Superior Court Friday in Sacramento. edly blurted out in court that he killed the deputies and wished he had killed more. The penalty phase of his trial starts March 5. Defense attorneys, who declined to comment after the verdict, argued that Bracamontes was mentally ill and high on methamphetamine during the shootings and should be spared. A judge found Bracamontes competent to stand trial and he refused

to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Family members of the victims didn’t speak to reporters after the hearing. Bracamontes is a Mexican citizen who repeatedly entered the United States illegally. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign aired a 30-second ad last month featuring Bracamontes and accusing Democrats of being “com-

plicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally. Public defenders Jeffrey Barbour and Norm Dawson argued unsuccessfully that anti-immigrant sentiment prompted by Trump made it unlikely that Bracamontes could get a fair trial. A separate jury is considering whether Bracamontes’ wife, Janelle Monroy, an American citizen, should be convicted of murder. She has contended that she was a victim of her abusive and paranoid husband who frequently used meth, marijuana and alcohol during a meandering journey across several western states, from their home in Utah to Sacramento. Investigators said he shot Oliver outside a Sacramento motel on Oct. 24, 2014, triggering a manhunt and chase that lasted hours and spanned 30 miles (48 kilometers). It ended after authorities say he shot Davis and surrendered following a lengthy standoff.

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The annual process of determining whether some new service or route should be added to Butte Regional Transit gets underway with a series of workshops starting Monday. Every year the Butte Association of Governments — which runs the B-Line — is required to take input from transit users whether there’s something they need from the transit system that they aren’t getting. BCAG staff evaluate the comments to see whether its reasonable to provide that new service, a calculation usually hinging on whether enough will use the new service to pay a required portion of its cost. The question of whether there’s enough money available to provide the service also comes into consideration.

C omment s c a n be mailed to Butte County Association of Governments, 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico, CA, 95928; or emailed to jpeplow@bcag. org; or phoned in to 8094616; or faxed to 891-2979. They can also be made in person at the following workshops: • Oroville: 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Monday in the Oroville City Council Chambers, 1735 Montgomery St. • Paradise: 2-3 p.m. Monday in Paradise Town Hall, 5555 Skyway. • Chico: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday in the Chico library, East First and Sherman avenues. • Gridley: 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the city of Gridley community room, 685 Kentucky St. Comments also can be made at a public hearing at the BCAG board of directors meeting, 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in the BCAG Council Chambers, 326 Huss Drive. Facebook “f ” Logo

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Lawsuit is fourth one filed against DWR in a month By Risa Johnson @risamjohnson on Twitter

Another class action lawsuit was filed Thursday against the state Department of Water Resources for damages as a result of the Oroville Dam crisis. Plaintiffs include: Akers Ranch, Elkhorn Outdoor Sports, LLC, Marie Giordano, Carol Gissell, Jordan Crossing Ministries, Oroville Cycle, Small World Child Care and Learning Center, Small World Infant Center and all others similarly situated. The lawsuit contains the same allegations brought forth in recent complaints by the city of Oroville and over 40 business owners, farmers and other individuals. In all three cases, the plaintiffs are represented by Burlingame-based Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP OROVILLE >>

and the Woodland-based law firm Gardner, Janes, Nakken, Hugo & Nolan. Below are the damages alleged in the lawsuit. • Akers Ranch in Oroville: $17,000 or more • Elkhorn Outdoor Sports, LLC in Rio Linda: $200,000 or more • Marie Giordano, owner of three rental properties in Oroville: $500,000 drop in property value plus additional damages • Carol Gissell, Oroville property owner: $32,000 or more • Jordan Crossing Ministries in Oroville: $3,000 or more • O r ov i l le C yc le: $220,000 or more • Small World Child Care in Oroville: $7,000 or more • Small World Infant Center in Oroville: $7,000 or more The lawsuit proposes that these individuals and

organizations form different classes. The diminution class would represent all people who owned real estate property downstream of the dam and saw property values diminish as a result of the spillway crisis or the unsafe condition of the dam. T he pr op er t y lo s s class would include all who suffered real or personal property damage of $100,000 or less as a result of the crisis “due to f looding, seepage, high water, excessive f lows and abrupt and erratic releases of high volumes of water from the Oroville Dam.” There would also be the business loss class, representing those who sustained business losses as a result of the crisis or the dam’s unsafe condition. Contact reporter Risa Johnson at 896-7763.


Judge: California must eye earlier parole for sex offenders By Don Thompson The Associated Press

California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner preliminarily ordered prison officials to rewrite part of the regulations for Proposition 57. The 2016 ballot measure allows consideration of earlier parole for most state prison inmates, but Gov. Jerry Brown promised voters all sex offenders would be excluded. That goes too far, Sumner said in rejecting Deputy Attorney General Maria Chan’s argument that the ballot measure gave state officials broad discretion to exclude any class of offenders whose release might harm public safety. “If the voters had intended to exclude all registered sex offenders from early parole consideration under Proposition 57, they presumably would have said so,” Sumner said. He said the scope of exclusions should be narrowed to only those now serving time for a violent sex offense. And he said the Corrections Department SACRAMENTO >>

must better define what falls into that category. The judge said those who already served their time for a sex crime, even a violent one, and now are imprisoned for a different crime should be eligible for early release. The language in Prop 57 “left way too much wiggle room,” opening the door to Sumner’s ruling, said Mark Zahner, chief executive of the California District Attorneys Association that opposed the initiative. “There’s a great danger of truly violent people being released early and people who commit, in this case, sex offenses that involve violence being released early.” The governor’s office declined comment. Corrections officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment or say if they plan to appeal. They also did not provide an estimate of how many offenders might be affected. The ruling Friday could allow earlier parole for more than half of the 20,000 sex offenders now serving time, said Janice Bellucci, a Sacramento attorney and president of California Reform Sex Offender Laws. Her lawsuit on behalf of sex offenders argued that the rules con-

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flict with the ballot measure’s language and voters’ intent in approving Proposition 57. Bellucci argued the measure requires earlier parole consideration for any sex crime not on the state’s narrow list of 23 violent felonies, which includes murder, kidnapping and forcible rape. That could allow earlier parole for those convicted of raping a drugged or unconscious victim, intimately touching someone who is unlawfully restrained, incest, pimping a minor, indecent exposure and possessing child pornography. The judge said corrections officials can make the case for excluding those offenders as they rewrite the regulations, but Bellucci said she will sue again if officials go too far. “Until they figure something else out, they have to consider anybody convicted of a nonviolent offense even if it was a sex offense,” Bellucci said outside the courtroom. “We believe we’ve won a battle but the war continues.” Opponents of Prop 57 had argued the language was so broad it could include sex offenders among those eligible for early release. They used the example of Brock Turner as someone who could benefit from a loose interpretation of violent crimes.


This spring four district employees will earn their credentials and, if positions are available, they will return to Chico Unified classrooms in the fall as teachers. “We have people that are familiar with how our schools are organized and how our schools run and what our district initiatives and goals are,” CUSD Director of State and Federal Programs John Bohannon said of the program. “It gives us a chance to take employees that are already doing a strong job working with our students and in our schools and help them become teachers.” In partnership with Butte College and Chico State University, the school district received a four-year $400,000 grant in 2017 to support 25 employees seeking to become teachers. This year the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing awarded the district an additional $480,000 grant to support 30 more employees over the next four years. The funding supports employees who have completed at least two years of college as they seek to obtain a degree, a teaching credential or both. Participants receive just over $2,900 per school year, which can pay for their tuition, books or assessments, Bohannon said. They also receive additional counseling and guidance from Chico State, he added, and some of the state funding has been allocated to help Chico State develop more online classes to better accommodate


Student teacher Rebecca Carriere delivers a lesson to students at Pleasant Valley High School. participants’ schedules. Rebecca Carriere has had to take a leave from her work as a paraprofessional in the district while she completes her student teaching requirement at Pleasant Valley High. Carriere, who will earn two credentials in May, said the program has made it possible for her to become a teacher. “I knew I wanted a credential. When the district told me they were looking for applicants, I jumped at it,” Carriere said.“I think it’s awesome. The district support has been huge. We don’t get paid as student

This spring four district employees will earn their credentials and, if positions are available, they will return to Chico Unified classrooms in the fall as teachers.



“When you are a junior counselor, you are busy the whole time. You stay up late planning things, you help keep the girls entertained, and you get up early. We were just really busy and I loved it,” said Villaseñor. Someday, Villa señor thinks she will teach junior high math. Puneet Mann, 18, and a Pleasant Valley High student, said “the bonds we forged with all these girls” mattered so much to her. “They came from all over, and some of us still keep in contact. I met my best friend at Tech Trek in 2013.” Working as a teacher’s assistant while junior counseling was also valuable, said Mann. One day she hopes to work in pediatric surgery. “The best part to me was the environment — all

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teachers; we go unpaid for a whole year, so the support is really helpful.” Several employees participating in the program this year said they had long wanted to become teachers, but weren’t sure how they would do that and continue working. Cami Vierra, a yard duty aide at Hooker Oak School, studied health at Chico State University and it wasn’t until she worked with kids after college that she knew she wanted to teach. Since applying for the program last year, Vierra has worked as a student teacher at Emma Wilson and Parkview schools and in May will receive a multiple subject credential to teach at the elementary school level and a single subject credential that will allow her to teach health at the high school level. “I realized teaching was something I really wanted to pursue,” Vierra said. “I really utilized the yard duty position as a stepping stone to get me where I am right now and I couldn’t be happier.” Reach reporter Dani Anguiano at 896-7767. were junior counselors in 2016; Mann in 2017. They were sponsored for Tech Trek by AAUW Chico. Eighth-grade girls in Butte County attend Tech Trek at UC Davis in July. AAUW Chico has sent 99 girls to Tech Trek since 1999, first at Stanford University and to UC Davis since 2011. The chapter will send seven more this summer. A AU W Paradise has sent 50 girls to the camp since 1999, with four more this year. AAUW Oroville has sent 43 girls since 2003 and will send five more this year. Tech Trek was started by AAUW in 1998. The weeklong summer camp foscuses on hands-on STEM activities. Camps are held at universities throughout California. For more, visit https://

these girls with common interests,” said 18-year-old Chico High student Ericka Schroth. “Just in general, people don’t really explore those interests but in this setting, they do. It was very much a family.” Schroth said she became especially close with her dorm group. She plans to study business after high school. Contact reporter Mary Schroth and Villaseñor Nugent at 896-7764.


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stretches out over two weeks,” Milliron said. “This year could be as short as a week.” That’s probably a good thing. The only question is whether the bees can get to all the blooms. Glenn County Farm Advisor Dani Lightle said the weather has been good for bee flight, with warm temperatures and little wind. “But with the crush of flowers all at the same time, can they get to them all?” she asked. The answer should be known in the next couple of weeks. Both Milliron and Lightle were cautiously optimistic about the crop due to the favorable pollination weather. The blooms and young nuts will still be vulnerable to frost damage for a few weeks though, according to Butte County Ag Commissioner Louie Mendoza. He said there are about 41,000 acres in Butte County planted in almonds. It was the No. 2 crop in the county according to the 2016 crop report, producing almost $188 million worth of nuts. It was No. 1 in Glenn County, with a harvest value at $224 million, with more than 48,000 acres planted. Reach City Editor Steve Schoonover at 896-7750.




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Hits and misses

Highlights, lowlights from week in news Police officers aren’t mental health professionals, yet those kinds of calls seem to be increasing. That’s why we are encouraged by the city’s coming program to send a mental health team out with officers for those kinds of calls. While officers get some training, there are situations when deeper understanding is needed. That’s where the mobile crisis team should be able to help, starting in March. There still are questions. In a volatile situation, will police have an extra burden to protect those workers, making their jobs even harder? Will the counselor be able to overrule the officer? On the plus side, officers will be able to see how mental health pros operate and learn de-escalation steps from them in the field. Sounds like a win-win. HIT >>

It’s good to see that Butte County Supervisor Larry Wahl of Chico is paying attention to charges of mismanagement of the Esplanade House program, which serves families trying to escape homelessness. Chico City Council members need to do the same. There probably aren’t many people on the council who remember what a controversy it was in 2001 when the Esplanade House asked to build a large apartment complex near Shasta Avenue and The Esplanade. Some of the meetings degenerated into shouting and name-calling. Some neighbors detested the idea. In the end, though, the Esplanade House has been a good neighbor and helped get people’s lives back in order. Now co-founders Greg Webb and Dr. Gary Incaudo have pulled their six-figure annual donations because of MISS >>

Because the Esplanade House gets grant money, government needs to ensure that money is well spent.

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concerns about mismanagement and the state is investigating. Webb and Incaudo fear the program could fall apart and the apartments they helped build could becomes just another low-incoming housing project — which is what neighbors feared all along. Because the Esplanade House gets grant money, government needs to ensure that money is well spent. An independent look at the organization is needed.

The community has rallied behind the cry of “Save the El Rey Theater.” This weekend, there’s a great chance to help do that. Three men from San Luis Obispo have purchased the century-old theater and have started renovations. There are two fundraisers this weekend to help move those along. The first one is Saturday night at the downtown theater. Four bands will play, there will be a silent auction and refreshments will be served. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. On Sunday, the theater will show “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” filmed largely in Bidwell Park, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The new owners hope to operate the theater as an events venue. HIT >>

Seeing a column of black smoke east of Chico on Thursday gave many in the area an uneasy feeling. Wildfire in winter? While the north state has been enjoying above-average temperatures that brought out shorts and other summer accoutrements, it’s still winter and the rainy season. Except there’s no rain in sight. Fire officials have noted there isn’t a fire season anymore. Following the drought, teamed with destructive bugs, means more trees are dead, diseased and at risk. It’s time to start being careful when there’s fire involved. Apparently the small fire was a controlled burn that escaped. It’s so easy. MISS >>

“Hits and Misses” appears each Saturday. Items are compiled by the editorial board.

Your opinions Butte Humane Society a model for animal welfare

Distracted driving case provides tragic lesson

I have been involved with Butte Humane Society for seven years. I served as president of the board of directors for five of them. During my tenure, we worked very hard to improve the structure and accountability of our organization and we are very proud of where Butte Humane Society is now. We believe in complete transparency in our organization. We offer tours and are available to answer any questions concerning our operations. There have been some letters to the editor concerning the possibility of Butte Humane Society being considered as a candidate to be awarded a contract to operate the Chico Animal Shelter. Many of the past problems the shelter experienced were a direct result of the dilapidated facility the program was being run out of. Six years ago, the city invested $350,000 in a new kennel building which alleviated many of them. We currently are the primary adoption agency for the shelter and find homes for roughly 1,300 animals annually. The cost of getting an animal ready for adoption runs between $300 to $400 per animal. This includes testing to determine the health of an animal, spay/neuter services, vaccinations and preventative treatments. And, all of this is provided through donations. We receive no government funding. While the mission of Butte Humane Society is different than the purpose of a city shelter, we all are concerned with providing care for homeless animals. Both agencies have the ability to do so. The question becomes, at what cost to the taxpayer? — Katie Gonser, Forest Ranch

My heart goes out to the family who lost a son in the Highway Patrol accident on Interstate 5. It goes out to the officer as well. I recently finished reading a book called “A Deadly Wandering” by Matt Richtel. It was the “book in common” last year. Everyone should be required to read it. And parents— make sure your teenage son or daughter reads it. It’s an eyeopener regarding driving while distracted. — Frances Perata, Chico

Water Commission should be vigorous with projects

northern California waters,” for additional articles and editorials about Sites Reservoir.) The applicants who want to take our money now have 23 days to respond to the Water Commission’s rejection. Does anyone doubt that these groups will now “subjectively” revise their claims in order to grab at those funds? We should be grateful the California Water Commission is being sharply analytic in protecting our precious water supply. — Stephen Tchudi, Yankee Hill

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Children and young people are natural scientists who love A recent E-R editorial questo create experiments and intioned the decision of the Calivestigate their world. They will fornia Water Commission to realways remember how they disject initial applications for $7.5 covered the different ways mabillion of public money for variterials mix with water, how ous water projects, including the they can produce slime of difproposed Sites Reservoir. The ferent consistencies by varyWater Commission found that ing the amounts of cornstarch the claims of “public benefits” and water, the best ways to from these projects were inflated combine spaghetti strands to and based on inadequate data. construct a model of a skeleThe E-R called the commiston, and many other activities. sion’s work a “subjective exerThese lessons make the sciencise” and suggested that the tific method real. commission is “inventing” rules The Chico Science Fair is an in “arcane” language. annual event where students As a taxpayer, I am gratecan share their projects with a ful that the Water Commission panel of scientific experts and is scrutinizing the applications with the general public. We are carefully, and I hope it will con- seeking volunteers in many catinue to apply its criteria rigpacities between February 26 orously. It’s obvious the appliand March 2 at the Silver Dollar cants, such as the Sites Project Fairgrounds’ Commercial BuildAuthority, “subjectively” maing in Chico. We also invite you nipulated their data to inflate to visit this free, thrilling event their claims of “public benefit.” February 28 and March 1, 9 a.m. Let’s remember that the princito 7 p.m. (closed 1-3 p.m.) and pal beneficiaries of projects like support these young explorers in Sites are people who buy, sell becoming tomorrow’s scientists. and profit enormously from con- Contact me at or trolling water. (Readers should 530-893-8359 for more informacheck the website of AquAlliance tion. Thank you. at, “defending — Paul Belz, Chico


Trump’s reaction over dead player exposes his xenophobia President Donald J. Trump has found a group he detests more than black football players: undocumented immigrants who allegedly drive drunk. After news of the arrest of Manuel Orrego-SavCynthia ala, charged with Tucker causing the car crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, on Sunday, the president expressed his condolences to Jackson’s family — in a tweet, of course. “My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken,” he said. It was an unexpected message of sympathy from a president whose usual mention of black NFL players is to express his contempt for those who fail to stand for the national anthem. Of course, Trump would hardly have noticed Jackson’s

death if it had not served his political purposes. The president has made his antipathy for undocumented immigrants an integral part of his political identity, and his base adores him for it. That’s why it has been so difficult to cobble together a compromise that would lay a path to legal residency for those undocumented workers already here. With the plight of young undocumented immigrants in the news, Trump has turned up the volume on his bigotry and xenophobia. During the recent State of the Union address, he conflated illegal immigration and criminality, falsely suggesting, as he had during his campaign that undocumented workers bring drugs and violence into the country. It’s no surprise, then, that he couldn’t let an opportunity go by to politicize Jackson’s tragic demise. Trump tweeted: “So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such pre-

tant part in American life. Indian-born Sundar Pichai is the chief executive officer of Google, while writer and activist Bette Bao Lord was born in China. Nigerian-born physician Bennet Omalu is credited with the pioventable tragedies. We must get Many opponents of immigra- neering research that led to the the Dems to get tough on the tion argue that illegal immidiscovery of chronic traumatic Border, and with illegal immigrants, especially, depress wages encephalopathy in professional gration, FAST!” for low-skilled workers born in football players. If Orrego-Savala is guilty of the United States. Some studBut for many of Trump’s fierccausing the deaths of Monroe ies have shown that that’s true, est supporters, those accomand Jackson by driving while at least around the margins. In plishments are quite beside the under the influence, he deserves general, however, economists point. Many in Trump’s base the harshest of prison sentences. say that immigrants revive fad- are simply resentful of people of But Trump’s reckless jingoism ing communities, start new color and angry that they may distorts the facts. businesses and do jobs that the someday account for a majority Last year, the American native-born won’t do — contrib- of American citizens. Journal of Public Health pubuting to economic growth for evThat sort of xenophobia enlished a study examining the eryone. courages the president to delink between undocumented In his State of the Union monize a man such as Orregoimmigrants and rates of drug speech, Trump argued for an Savala based on immigration arrests, drug overdoses, DUI immigration policy that chooses status rather than addressarrests and DUI deaths. The from the well-educated and ing the problem of drunk drivstudy found that increased un- highly skilled who wish to come ing. It’s just what his supporters documented immigration was here: Chinese medical students, wish to hear. associated with fewer drug Indian entrepreneurs, African and DUI arrests. In fact, over- engineers. Such a policy has its Cynthia Tucker is a former all, immigrants commit crimes appeal. winner of the Pulitzer Prize for at a lower rate than the nativeCertainly, well-educated imcommentary. Her syndicated born. migrants have played an impor- column appears each Saturday.

The president has made his antipathy for undocumented immigrants an integral part of his political identity, and his base adores him for it.

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How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. Chocolate and other sweet treats have been offered for centuries as prized gifts. Even ancient Aztecs and Mayans celebrated chocolate and saw it as a hot commodity. Drinks made of cacao beans would be given as presents to people of high status. Chocolate also would be offered to the gods as a token of appreciation. Cacao beans were even used as a form of currency at one point. During the 17th century, chocolate consumption grew considerably across Europe. Chocolate houses cropped up in London, and the French elite often indulged in chocolate. Chocolate’s popularity continued to grow, but the dessert was not linked to Valentine’s Day until nearly 200 years later. In the mid-1800s, an enterprising individual named Richard Cadbury was looking for a way to make chocolate even more popular than it already was. He sought out a method to make drinking chocolate more palatable and created “eating chocolates.” These chocolates were packaged in decorative boxes. Eventually, Cadbury saw the benefit of putting images of cupids and roses on the boxes. Cadbury even designed chocolate boxes in the shape of hearts that could be saved as mementos. These chocolates soon became intertwined with Valentine’s Day celebrations. On the other side of the Atlantic, Milton Hershey dabbled in commercializing chocolate as well. Hershey began as a caramel maker, but experimented with covering the caramels in chocolate in 1894. Hershey would go on to develop one of the most successful brands of chocolate in the United States, which included the famous Hershey bar. In 1907, Hershey launched production of tear-drop shaped “kisses.” (The chocolates were given their unusual name because of the “smooching” noise made by the chocolate when being manufactured.) The kisses became wildly popular and made for affordable chocolate gifts on Valentine’s Day. Many other chocolate manufacturers soon began packaging their chocolates in special boxes for Valentine’s Day. Russell Stover and Whitmans are two such manufacturers who have long specialized in heart-shaped boxes or other decorative Valentine’s gifts. Traditionally, men have gifted women with boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. However, that role is reversed in other areas of the world. For example, in Japan, women give gifts - namely chocolates - to the men in their lives to express love, courtesy or social obligation. This tradition first began in 1936 when confectioner Morozoff Ltd. ran the first ever Valentine’s Day ad in Japan through a local English newspaper. By the 1950s, other Japanese confectioners were following suit. Chocolate has long been tied to Valentine’s Day gifting. Whether one believes that chocolate symbolizes heightened status, acts as an aphrodisiac or is just a special treat, chocolates will likely always be associated with the day of love.

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Come Valentine’s Day, candy, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between sweethearts in one of the many traditions associated with the holiday. The origins of Valentine’s Day are largely unknown. Some suggest Valentine’s Day was initially a way to honor St. Valentine on the anniversary of his death. Others believe it was the Christian church’s way of Christianizing the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. Regardless of its origins, Valentine’s Day is now celebrated by millions and is one of the retail industry’s most lucrative shopping holidays. Many different traditions can be linked to Valentine’s Day. Here is a list of the interesting ways Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe. South Korea In South Korea, men get to enjoy the spotlight on Valentine’s Day, as women bestow gifts of chocolate on them. In return, a month later men reciprocate with gifts for women on White Day. South Koreans take Valentine’s Day a step further on Black Day, which falls on April 14. This is an opportunity for all single people who may not have received Valentine’s Day gifts to gather at restaurants and eat a dish called “black noodles” as they celebrate their singleton status. Denmark and Norway These Scandinavian countries didn’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day until recently, but have now put their own spin on the traditions. Men write funny poems or rhyming love notes called Gaekkebrev and send them to women anonymously. Women must try to guess their admirers by counting dots that are put on the note that correspond to the number of letters in the man’s name. Estonia In Estonia, Valentine’s Day is a day more devoted to friendship than romantic love. It is called “S›brapŠev” in Estonian, which translates to “Friend’s Day.” Cards and gifts are exchanged among friends. Wales In Wales, Valentine’s Day is not celebrated. Rather, the Welsh commemorate St. Dwynwen’s Day, who is their patron saint of lovers on January 25. It is customary to gift love-spoons, a tradition that likely stems from the practice of sailors carving intricately decorated spoons of wood and presenting them to women they were interested in courting or marrying. France Considered to be one of the most romantic countries in the world, France can be an ideal place to participate in Valentine’s Day traditions. The French have an old custom called “une loterie d’amour,” which is a drawing for love. Single men and women of all ages once entered houses that faced one another and took turns calling out to one another to find romantic matches. The men could refuse the match and leave the woman looking for another man to call on. Women who were not paired up would light a bonfire and damn the men who rejected them. The French government eventually banned the practice because of rowdy crowds. Italy Italian lovers celebrate Valentine’s Day in much the same way as Americans. One interesting Valentine’s tradition in Italy is locking padlocks to different structures, which is called “Lucchetti dell’Amore (locks of love).” Couples attach the locks to bridges, railings and lamp posts, inscribe their names and throw away the key. The action suggests the couple will be together forever.







An employee of Culture Ministry paints a plaster replica of a statue at the Lab in Athens. A team of about 50 fine arts graduates work on a range of sculptures, from a three-inch hare from Roman-era Macedonia to a seven-foot statue of Zeus, or Poseidon, made in the mid-5th century B.C. and one of the star exhibits of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. By Thanassis Stavrakis The Associated Press

It might be the closest an artist can get to time travel: Painstakingly recreating the sculptures of Greece’s ancient masters. A group of artists working for Athens’ Culture Ministry has the exclusive right to make the officially certified copies, which are meant for sale in Greek museum shops. “The standard is very high. And every artist tries to emulate what was done by the artist in ancient times,” supervisor Stelios Gavalas, a sculptor by training, told The Associated Press. “For us, it is a very big honor to have daily contact with works of the great artists of antiquity.” The team of about 50 fine arts ATHENS, GREECE >>

graduates works on a range of sculptures, from a three-inch (nearly eight-centimeter) hare from Roman-era Macedonia to a seven-foot (more than two-meter) statue of Zeus, or Poseidon, made in the mid-5th century B.C. and one of the star exhibits of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. All are full-scale, made out of plaster in molds and painstakingly hand-painted to match the hues of the original piece, be it metal, marble, clay or even ivory. Plaster is used because it doesn’t shrink while drying, unlike other materials such as resin, and allows reproductions that are completely accurate in size. Casts are made in the museums where the originals are kept, and the ensuing moulds are stored

in the workshop, together with more than a thousand prototype copies, some dating from the late 19th century. Each reproduction can take days to complete, with the mid5th century B.C. Zeus, or Poseidon, requiring nearly two months from beginning to end, including the time required for the plaster to dry. That copy sits near the top of the price range, costing 3,000 euros ($3,700). For the time being, the copies can only be bought at major museums and archaeological sites. The proceeds are meant to help fund Greek archaeology and conservation projects. Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou promised at a recent news conference that by the summer they will also be available for on- Plaster replicas of Hygeia, ancient deity of health, are placed on a shelf storage in Culture Ministry’s Lab in Athens. line purchase.

District, Terry Ashe Recreation Center: 6626 Skyway, Paradise. 872-6393. Senior nutrition locations: Lakeside Pavilion, Chico; Feather River Senior Center, Oroville; Masonic Lodge, 5934 Clark Road, Paradise. Information: Passages Adult Resource Center, Chico, 800822-0109. AARP Mature Driving classes: AARP membership is 50 years old. Classes approved through California DMV for ages 55+. New participants: Two-day class each session. Returning participants (within 3 years of your last class): One-day classes.

River Senior Citizens Association, at Senior Center, Oroville. Open to public. 534-3555, 533-8370. S.S. Submarine Vets, Inc.: 11 a.m. Qualified past, present submarine sailors. Jokes and sea stories. VFW Hall, off Route 273, West Center and Fourth streets, Anderson. Second Saturday.

Senior Planner CARD Senior Programs (call regarding cost and dates): Lakeside Pavilion: 2565 California Park Drive, Chico, 895-4015. CARD Community Center: 545 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico, 8954711. Pleasant Valley Recreation Center:2320 North Ave., Chico, 895-4719. Chico Sports Club: 260-C Cohasset Road, Chico. 345-9427. Paradise Senior Center: 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733. Paradise Recreation Center: 6626 Skyway, 872-6393. Feather River Senior Center: 1335 Myers St., Oroville, 5338370. Feather River Activity Center: 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, 533-2011. Paradise Recreation and Park


Bingo: 12:30-3 p.m. $4 for three games, $8 for six. Free coffee; soda, snacks for sale. Feather

Stretch & Tone: 9-10 a.m. Socks required on mats. Lakeside Pavilion. Weekly. Also Wednesdays and Fridays. Arthritis Foundation: 9 a.m. Exercise program, cosponsored by Berry Creek Grange No. 694, at Grange Hall, 1477 Bald Rock Road. 589-2695, 589-4629. Weekly. Bingo: 10-11:30 a.m. 5 cents per Monday card. Lakeside Pavilion. Weekly. Aqua Yoga: 7:45-8:30 a.m. Paradise Seniors: 11 a.m. yoga, 1 Stretch, relaxation, deep breathp.m. bingo, 3:30 p.m. Zumba Gold. ing in pool at Chico Sports Club. Paradise Senior Center. Weekly. Weekly. Feather River Senior Center: Senior Social Breakfast: 8 a.m. open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior meals Kalico Kitchen, 2396 The Esplastart at noon. Advance 24-hour nade. 345-3361. Weekly. reservations required, 898-4224. Weekly. FUNctional Fitness: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Ages 50+. Feather River Rec- Senior Meals: Noon at Lakeside reation and Park District, Activity Pavilion. $2.50 for 60+; $6 for Center. $30 month. 533-2011. under 60. Reservations required, Weekly. 898-4224. Games, socializing be-

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gin at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Senior Meals: Noon-1 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 5934 Clark Road, Paradise. 1-800-822-0109. Weekly. Free Tax Assistance: Noon-4 p.m. Volunteers in Tax Assistance provide local seniors and low income with free tax preparation. First come, first served. Bring proper documents. CARD Community Center. Bingo: 1 p.m. Paradise Ridge Senior Center. Weekly. Pinochle: 1-4 p.m. $1 fee. Lakeside Pavilion. Games, socializing. Weekly. Retired Federal Employees: 1 p.m. board meeting. Paradise Senior Center. Second Monday. Made to Move: 1-2:30 p.m. at Feather River Activity Center. SENIORS » PAGE 2

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Free Family Fun Day, “Superhero Edition,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Chico State. Wear capes, costumes, kids’ activities. 898-5397. WWW.CSUCHICO.EDU/ ANTHMUSEUM

Valentines for Seniors Bunco, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Eagles Hall, 1940 Mulberry St. Sponsored by Chico Eagle’s Women’s Auxiliary. Bring Valentines for seniors. $10 includes lunch. Tickets at the door.

Butte Humane Society Mardi Paws Pup Crawl benefit, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 17 in downtown Chico bars, restaurants. 21+. Purchase wristbands at City Plaza that day, $30. 343-7917. WWW.BUTTEHUMANE. ORG

South Oroville African American Historical Society hosts old-fashioned fish fry dinner (dine in, take out, delivery) for building fund, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 23 at VFW Hall, 1902 Elgin St. 533-7388.

The American Association of University Women of Chico hosts Grandma’s Attic Appraisal Faire on Feb. 25. The fundraiser helps local girls entering eighth grade attend AAUW’s Tech Trek, an annual week-long science and math camp. When, where: Chico Women's Club, 592 E. Third St. Details: The public may bring antiques and collectibles: fine art, china, coins, dolls, jewelry, quilts, stamps, toys and more for appraisal by local appraisers. Cost: $8 per item; photographs of large items will be accepted for appraisal. Free coffee, tea and cookies. Details: 891-3489.





a.m.-12:15 p.m. CARD Community Center, rooms 1 & 2. For beginners or anyone who wants a slower-paced class. Yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation, deep relaxation. Weekly. Also Thursdays. Feather River Senior Center: open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior meals, noon.-12:15 p.m. Advance reservations required, 898-4224. Weekly. Fitness for Movement Disorders: 11 a.m.-noon for those with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. Strength, flexibility, balance, coordination exercises. Pleasant Valley Recreation Center. Weekly. Artists of River Town: 2 p.m. Board meets at Feather River Senior Center. Second Tuesday. FUNctional Fitness: 11-11:50 a.m. Low-impact exercises done standing or sitting, individual choice. Also Thursdays. Lakeside Pavilion. Weekly. Senior Meals: Noon at Lakeside Pavilion. $2.50 for 60+; $6 for under 60. Reservations required, 898-4224. Games, socializing begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Bingo: 12:30-3 p.m. $4 for three games, $8 for six. Free coffee; soda, snacks for sale. Feather River Senior Citizens Association, at Senior Center, Oroville. Open to the public. Also Thursday, Saturday. 534-3555, 533-8370. Weekly. Paradise Seniors: 2 p.m. Tinsel Town movie, 6:30-8 p.m. ballroom dance class. Paradise Senior Center. Weekly. National Active and Retired Federal Employees: Noon lunch, 12:45 p.m. meeting. Farmer’s Skillet restaurant, 690 Rio Lindo Ave. Ron Griffin, 343-0539. Second Tuesday. Social Cribbage, Dominoes: 1-4 p.m. $1. Lakeside

Pavilion. Weekly. Zumba: 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. Feather River Activity Center. Weekly. Chico Eagles Past Presidents: 7 p.m. Cozy Diner, 1695 Mangrove Ave. 3436158. Second Tuesday. Chico Community Concert Band: 7-9 p.m. Wind/percussion ensemble. No auditions, just show up. Rehearsals/ performances. 342-6873. Chico Junior High School, Band Room 503. Ongoing. Ballroom Dance: 7:45-9 p.m. PV Recreation Center. Come in partners. $45 per couple, per month session. Weekly.

Chico Women’s Club: Doors 6:30 p.m. PerforFarmers Market, Chico: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Second and mance 7 p.m. Piano concert Wall streets. EBT cards ac- featuring Thorsteinn Gunter. cepted to use with redeem- Original compositions and able market script for eligible songs from several of his solo piano albums. Guest food items. 893-3276. musicians featured. $10 at Fourth annual Chico door. 592 E. Third St. Collectors Toy and Lego Chico Theatre Company: Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibits, interactive activities 7:30 p.m. “A Chorus Line.” $22 adult, $20 senior, $16 for all ages, local business youth. Tickets at https:// and vendor booths, raffles, 166 door prizes; Lego race track, Eaton Road. 894-3282. spin art, zip-line and Lego Theatre on the Ridge: builds. Free comic from 7:30 p.m. “Living on Love.” Collectors Ink while supply Tickets $20. 3735 Neal lasts. Admission $2; free Road, Paradise. www.totr. to ages 5 and under. East org. 877-5750. Avenue Church, 1184 East Ave, Chico. Jayson Denman, Community 566-5698. Blood drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Valene L. Smith Museum BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo of Anthropology: 11 a.m.Ave., Chico.893-5433. 3 p.m. Free Family Day: Free Tax Preparation, “Superhero Edition.” Wear Chico:9 a.m.-3 p.m. For capes and costumes for those earning $54,000 or fun at the museum. Make less in 2017. First come, first Superhero masks; heroic skyline photo booth, kid tat- served; Spanish and English toos, Valentine’s Day crafts speaking. For requirements and other activities. Meriam and what to bring, visit Library complex, Chico State Community Action Agency of Butte County at www. Campus. anthromuseum@, click on tax or www. preparation, then Vita Flyer and Schedule. Dorothy F. 898-5397. Johnson Center, 775 E. 16th Ali Sarsour’s 10th annual St., Chico. 712-2600. Birthday and Retirement Free Tax Preparation, fundraiser and dinner: 5:30 p.m. Doors. Food from Durham: Appointments only. English only. For those around the world, silent auction and entertainment. earning $54,000 or less in Donations at door. Benefits 2017. For requirements and what to bring, visit www. Shalom Free Clinic and Chico Housing Action Team, click on (CHAT). Trinity United Meth- tax preparation, then Vita Flyer and Schedule. Held at odist Church, 285 E. Fifth Durham Memorial Hall, 9319 St. 343-1497. Midway, Durham. 345-1921. Book sale: 9-11:30 a.m. Performances Friends of the Library. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Books, magazines, videos, CDs, audio books; children’s 2690 Feather River Blvd. • 534-1885 books 25 cents, paperbacks Starting Friday, 25 cents. 891-2762. February 9th Chico Air Museum: 10 a.m.-

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Weekly. Gentle Tai Chi: 1:30 p.m., free to seniors. Senior Nutrition Center, 19 Walker St., Orland. Sponsored by Glenn County Senior Centers. Weekly. Fitness for Limited Mobility: 2-3:30 p.m. For those in wheelchairs or with other limited mobility; aerobics conditioning, strength, endurance. Individual workout plans. CARD Community Center. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. iPhone/Smartphone: 2:30-3:45 p.m. Learn shortcuts in texting, pictures in messages, finding/loading apps; use navigation, camera/video features and more. Instructor Bill Bowler. Lakeside Pavilion. Line Dancing: 5-6 p.m. Feather River Activity Center. $7 drop-in fee. Weekly. Integral Yoga: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Basic Yoga postures, breathing, meditation, relaxation. CARD Community Center. Also Wednesday. Monday. Tai Chi: Serenity Through Movement: 5:30-7 p.m. PV Recreation Center, Social Hall. Weekly. Al-Anon: 6:30 p.m. Feather River Senior Center. Pinochle: 7-9 p.m. $1 fee. Community Center. Weekly.


Tai Chi: 9-10:30 a.m. Feather River Activity Center, Oroville. Weekly. AARP Mature Driving: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full course; new certificates and renewals for drivers age 55 and older. Completion good for insurance discount. $25 each session. CARD Community Center. 895-4711. Gentle Integral Yoga: 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 11

ciation, 895-9661. Second Wednesday. Tai Chi: Serenity Through Movement: 5:30-7 p.m. PV Recreation Center, Social Hall. Weekly. Integral Yoga: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Basic Yoga postures, breathing, meditation, relaxation. CARD Community Center. Also Monday. Chinese Brush Painting: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beginning basics: theory, history, materials, composition, flowers, birds, vegetables, insects and plants. Ink and color. All levels welcome. CARD Community Center.

Aqua Yoga: 7:45-8:30 a.m. Stretch, relaxation, deep breathing in pool at Chico Sports Club. Weekly. Tai Chi Chuan: 9-10:15 a.m. Improve balance, body alignment, circulation. CARD Community Center. Weekly. (2018: 1/8-2/28) Stretch & Tone: 9-10 a.m. Socks required on mats. Lakeside Pavilion. Weekly. Also Mondays and Fridays. Free Tax Assistance: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers in Tax Assistance provide local seniors and low income with free tax preparation. First come, first served. Bring proper documents. Dorothy E. Johnson Center. Fitness for Movement Disorders: 9:30-10:30 a.m. for those with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, recovering from injury. Community Center. Weekly. Pinochle: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feather River Senior Center. Weekly. Feather River Senior Center.: open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Meals: Noon. Advance reservations required, 898-4224. Bingo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly. Free Legal Services for Seniors, Oroville: 10 a.m.-1

p.m. Days, times vary. 1335 Myers St. Appointments: Passages Adult Resource Center, English 800-8220109; Spanish 800-3459491. Second Wednesday. Scrap Booking: 10:30 a.m. Bring supplies. Feather River Senior Center. Weekly. Life Strategies: 10:30 a.m. program. The Terraces, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace. Free, but space is limited. Sponsored by Accentcare Home Health, 403-8356. Second Wednesday. Paradise Seniors: 11 a.m. yoga, 1:15 p.m. bingo, 3:30 p.m. Zumba Gold. Paradise Senior Center. Weekly. Food From the Heart of Chico: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free dinners every Wednesday at East Avenue Church, 1184 East Ave. Weekly. Senior Meals: Noon at Lakeside Pavilion. $2.50 for 60+; $6 for under 60. Reservations required, 898-4224. Games, socializing begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Senior Meals: Noon-1 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 5934 Clark Road, Paradise. 1-800-8220109. Weekly. Senior Meals: Noon. Feather River Senior Center. Weekly. Party Bridge: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lakeside Pavilion. $1. Weekly. Made to Move: 1-2:30 p.m. at Feather River Activity Center, 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville. Weekly. Gentle Tai Chi: 1:30 p.m., free to seniors. Senior Nutrition Center, 19 Walker St., Orland. Sponsored by Glenn County Senior Centers. Weekly. Senior Tai Chi: 2-3 p.m. $20 month. Oroville Center for Spiritual Living, 3135 Oro Dam Blvd. 589-9719. Weekly. Caregiver Support: 2-4 p.m. Craig Memorial Church, 5665 Scottwood Road, Paradise. Alzheimer’s Asso-

3 p.m. Aircraft, aviation and space artifacts, documents; outdoor jet and propeller driven aircraft; research library, gift shop, speaker series, events by arrangement. Aerospace history of Chico and surrounding areas. Free, but donations helpful. 165 Ryan Ave., Chico Airport. 345-6468. ThursdaySunday. SCORE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Free face-to-face counseling for startup and existing businesses. Service Corps of Retired Executives, 1324 Mangrove Ave., Suite 114. Chico Chamber, 891-5556, to schedule appointments. www.greaterchicoarea. Monday-Saturday. Paradise Genealogy Society Library: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library staff are genealogist able to help beginners or newbies. Special appointments may be made to assist out of town or others requiring special assistance. 5587 Scottwood Road. 8772330. Chico Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “Chico Through Time.” Historical Look at The Chico Hotel, Park Hotel, Hotel Oaks and a few others: “The Hmong”; Pictorial and artifact view of cultural community inside Chico. Suggested donation, $5. 141 Salem St. 891-4336. Chico Creek Nature Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Interpretive center for Bidwell Park, Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibits, living animals, public programs. 1968 E. Eighth St. $4 adults, $2 children. 8914671, Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico: Noon4 p.m. Hourly tours of John and Annie Bidwell home, Chico founders. Adults $6, children $3; free to 4 and under; cash, check, credit card. 525 The Esplanade. 895-6144. 895-6144. Patrick Ranch, Glenwood Farm House and Country Store: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. House decorated in different theme each month; $5 tour. Visitors Center, 10381 Midway, between Chico and Durham. 342-4359; Ehmann Home Museum, Oroville: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours by maid in costume. 1480 Lincoln St. Colonial revival/craftsman home built in 1911 by Freda Ehmann. Admission by donation. Headquarters of Butte County Historical Society. 533-5316, 877-7436.

Butte County Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donation. 1735 Spencer St., Oroville, 533-9418. Valene L. Smith Anthropology Museum: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “Imprisoned at Home,” documents Tule Lake Incarceration Camp of W.W. II. Reflections: Stories of Our Own.” Meriam Library, Chico State University. Free, donations welcome. 898-5397. Tuesday-Saturday. Gateway Science Museum: Noon-5 p.m. “Brain: The World Inside Your Head.” Human brain, cells, neurons; how we learn and think; gallery of animal brains; Brain Bytes about size, speed and complexity of the brain. Also “Delta Grandeur” exhibit, through the eyes of photographer Rich Turner; expansive inland river system and largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Entry free to members; $7, ages 18+; $5 ages 3-17 and students with valid ID; free to ages 2 and under. 625 The Esplanade. 898-4121. Wednesdays-Sundays. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area: 12:30 p.m. Guided walks; identify wildlife, adaptations, natural history and conservation efforts. 9,200 acres of protected wetlands with trails, bird-watching, fishing and hunting. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. Selfguided nature trail, hunting, exhibits. 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. 846-7505. Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise: Noon-4 p.m. 502 Pearson Road. 872-8722. goldnuggetmuseum@aol. com. Wednesday-Sunday. Paradise Depot Museum: Noon-4 p.m. 5799 Black Olive Drive. 872-8722. Saturday-Sunday.
 Stansbury Home tours: 1-4 p.m. Built in 1883 by Dr. Oscar Stansbury. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under, free to ages 5 and younger. 307 W. Fifth St. at Salem Street. Saturdays—Sundays. Free lunch: Noon-1:30 p.m. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 5872 Oliver Road, Paradise. Co-sponsored with partner churches. Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Donations appreciated. Application only. 877-7706. Peace vigil: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Third and Main streets. 781-4676. Stirling City Museum: 1-4 p.m. Hours are docent and

weather dependent. 16999 Skyway, Stirling City. 8730583. Teen poetry and Wii Games: 1-4 p.m. Oroville library, 1820 Mitchell Ave. Last Saturday. Stansbury Home, Chico: 1-4 p.m. tours. 307 W. Fifth St. 895-3848. Saturdays, Sundays. Colman Museum: Centerville 1894 One-Room School House: 1-4 p.m. Weekends; appointment for groups. 13548 Centerville Road. Maidu, Chinese and mining history displays; special displays change. Admission by donation. 893-9667; email; www. Story time: 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 2031 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Chico. Spanish story time: 2 p.m. Stories, songs, crafts for all ages. Chico library, 1108 Sherman Ave. 891-2762. Second Saturday.



Paradise Seniors: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Weight Watchers. Paradise Senior Center. Weekly. Tai Chi: 9-10:30 a.m. Feather River Activity Center, Oroville. Weekly. Legal Assistance: 9 a.m.noon. Free, sponsored by Passages, Legal Services of Northern California. Lakeside Pavilion. Appointments only, 898-5923. First, third Thursdays. Medicare Counseling: Through HICAP program, Passages Adult Resource Center. Appointments only, 898-6716. Weekly. Zumba Gold: 9-10 a.m. CARD Community Center. Weekly. Movement Disorders Support: 10 a.m. Sycamore Glen Retirement Center, 1199 Diablo Ave., Chico. Gentle chair yoga for those with Parkinson’s disease, and others experiencing movement disorders. 3454601. Weekly. Diabetes Lecture series: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Sierra Room at The Terraces Senior Living, 2750 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Chico. Space limited, RSVP; Stacey Campbell, 403-8356 or email stcampbell@accentcare. com. Third Thursday.

Calendar Events

Times Good ThrouGh 2/14/18 For Movie Information Call (530) 534-1885

Fifty Shades Freed (R)

12:45 3:00 5:05 7:20 9:45

The 15:17 to Paris (PG13) 1:10 3:15 5:20 7:25 9:30

Peter Rabbit (PG)

1:00 3:05 5:10 7:15 9:20

Hostiles (R)

1:15 4:15 7:00 9:45

Winchester (PG13)

12:40 3:00 5:20 7:30 9:45

Maze Runner (PG13) 12:45 3:50 6:35 9:30

Darkest Hour (PG13) 1:20 6:50

The Shape of Water (R) 4:00 9:40

Jumanji (PG13)

12:50 3:10 5:30 8:00 Daily Bargain Matinees - $7.25 All shows starting before 6pm Tight-Wed Tuesday-$5.00 All Movies All Day!


Chico Running Club: 8 a.m. Noncompetitive, un-timed run or walk, north side parking lot, One-Mile Recreation Area, Bidwell Park. All levels. Paradise Senior Tennis Club: 8:30 a.m. Paradise High School. Nonprofit club for ages 35 or older. First session free; membership $15 single, $25 per couple per year., 570-2165. Second Saturday. Christian Motorcyclist Association: 9 a.m. Eternal Riders Chapter. Cornucopia restaurant, 515 Montgomery St., Oroville. Second Saturday. Rainbow of Kids Club: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arc of Butte County. Patti Thomas, 8915865 ext. 107, familyarc@ U.S. Submarine Vets, Inc.: 11 a.m. Qualified past, present submarine sailors. Jokes, sea stories. VFW Hall, off Route 273, West Center and Fourth streets, Anderson. Second Saturday. Chico Business and Professional Women: Noon-2 p.m. Italian Cottage on The Esplanade. No-host lunch ordered off menu. RSVP or information, 865-5120. Usually second Saturdays. Submit calendar listings by email calendar@, fax 342-3617 or mail Enterprise-Record, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA, 95927.


Fire protection project tour planned Tuesday Reservations must be received by Monday for a tour starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday of fire protection projects at Bidwell Canyon. The tour is being conducted by the Butte County Fire Safe Council. Reservations may be made by calling Jacque Tewsley, community coordinator for the council, at 877-0984. OROVILLE

‘Casablanca’ showing set for Valentine’s Date Night at the Theatre on Valentine’s Day will feature a showing of “Casablanca,” at 6:30 p.m. at the historic State Theatre, 1489 Myers St. in Oroville. The State Theatre Guild is airing the 1942 romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, with gifts of chocolates, roses and champagne, served in “sippy cups.” Admission is $12 for STAGE members and $15 each for nonmembers. TICKETS: Tickets are available at, or http://orovillestatetheatre. com/. Print out the email receipt and present it the receipt at the box office for admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain time. CHICO

Series on Japanese incarceration planned The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will host a five part Lecture and Film series on “Reflections on Civil Liberties: The Story of Japanese American Mass Incarceration,” on Mondays, Feb. 12 through March 12, in room 100 of the Colusa Hall Conference and Events Center on the Chico State campus. Topics and speakers are: Feb. 12: “They They Came for Us,” a film, with Satsuki Ina at 7 p.m. Feb. 19: “Resistance at Tule Lake,” a film, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26: “Tule Lake and the Segregation Center,” with Barbara Takei, 4:30 p.m. March 5: “Dislocations and Relocations: Building Prison Cities for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II,” with Lynne Horiuchi, 4:30 p.m. March 12: “Survivors of the Camp,” a panel with Jim Tanimoto, Hiroshi Kashiwagai and Jimi Yamaichi, 7 p.m. For more information or questions, call the Museum, 898-5397. OROVILLE

Hall of Records hosts Valentine’s weddings A few times are still available for Valentine’s Day weddings at the new Butte County Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Ave. in Oroville. There is a room specially for weddings that can be reserved by calling 538-7691. The room has seating for 18 people. Hours Wednesday are being extended from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate more couples. The Clerk-Recorder’s Office be giving flowers to each couple to make the day more special. Sterling silver rings and photos are also available for purchase.


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Cardinal hits back at Vatican over China deal

Interfaith Council meets Wednesday

By Gerry Shih The Associated Press

The retired archbishop of Hong Kong has slammed the Holy See’s negotiations with Beijing as a “catastrophe” that would bring suffering to millions of worshippers, as a bitter dispute inside the Roman Catholic Church over its future in China escalates in a dramatic fashion. Cardinal Joseph Zen warned in a blog post this week that some Chinese Catholics who follow so-called underground churches are at risk of arBEIJING >>

rest even while the Catholic Church pushes for a historic breakthrough in relations with China’s ruling Communist Party. Zen, a leading critic of the Vatican’s outreach to China, revealed in a statement last month that the Vatican had asked a legitimate “underground” bishop to stand down in favor of an excommunicated one favored by Beijing — a reshuffle that he suggested was orchestrated by church officials without the pope’s full knowledge. Zen, 86, doubled down on Monday and denounced church officials for betray-

The Chico Area Interfaith Council will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto Ave. in Chico. The council works to make connections, find c om mon g round a nd build resources for joint

ing Chinese worshippers in what amounted to a highly unusual attack from a clergyman against the Holy See. “Mainland brothers and sisters fear not losing all they have, the prison cell or shedding their blood,” Zen wrote. “Their greatest suffering is being sold out by their ‘loved ones.’” In an extraordinary escalation, Zen also criticized Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the official charged with negotiations with Beijing, as a “man of little faith” who did not understand the “true suffering” of persecuted Chinese Catholics.

service in the community. Faith groups report on their work and share and inform other faith groups of community events. Besides regular council business, this meeting will also include a presentation from Jorge

Deeds on the local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); updates on committee activities and nomination of a committee for upcoming CAIC elections. For more information, visit www.chicointerfaith. org.


Aglow meets on 3rd Saturday of month Paradise-Ridge Aglow, a ministry to women and men bringing hope and healing, will hear guest speakers Rick and Dianna Jackson at 10 a.m. on Feb. 17, the third Saturday of the month gathering at the Paradise

Pentecostal Church of God. T he Ja ck sons have been through fires of refining and received upgrades in their relationship with each other, in the lives of their parents and in the lives of their

children. Listen to their story of God’s love and mercy at work in their lives. The church is located at 6970 Clark Road. For more information, call Kathy DeCristofaro, 873-4132.

Church services Saturday services CHICO

Calvary Chapel of Chico: 1888 Springfield Drive: “Mountaintops and Valleys,” from Pastor Sam Allen, 6 p.m. Scripture: Matthew 17. Chico Adventist Church: 1877 Hooker Oak Ave.: “Love: Willing to Wait,” from Pastor Dan, 10 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel: 1336 Hemlock St.: Torah Study, 9 a.m., followed by Torah service, 10 a.m. Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia: 3612 Hicks Lane: Divine worship, 10 a.m. Our Divine Savior Catholic Church: 566 E. Lassen Ave.: Mass; 5 p.m. Rev. R. Francis Stevenson. Scripture: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Gospel Mark 1:40-45. Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Christian Church: 2956 Cohasset Road: Great Vespers; 6 p.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: 416 Chestnut St.: Vigil Mass; 5 p.m. English, 7 p.m. Spanish. Rev. Jason Clark. PARADISE

St. Thomas More Catholic Church: 767 Elliot Road: Mass, 8:30 a.m. Vigil for Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Father Joseph Michael Baricvatro, presider.

Sunday services CHICO

Aldersgate United Methodist Church: 2869 Cohasset Road: “A Vision for Help,” from Pastor Scott Allred, 9 a.m. contemporary with Praise Team and 11 a.m. traditional with Choir. Scripture: Acts 16:1-10. Bidwell Presbyterian Church: 208 W. First St.: “Jesus and the Underdog,” in the series, “Mark’s Gospel: The Crown and the Cross,” 8:30 a.m. traditional, 9:45 and 11:11 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. Bidwell at 131 W. First St. Scripture: Mark 7:24-30. Programs for children with special needs, 11:11 a.m. Butte Bible Fellowship: 2255 Pillsbury Road: Amos: “How’s Your Plumb,” from

Pastor Bruce Gilbert, 10:15 a.m. Pastor Gilbert will share God’s Word through the video, “Death & Resurrection of the Messiah: ‘When Storms Come,’” 6 p.m. Calvary Chapel of Chico: 1888 Springfield Drive: “Mountaintops and Valleys,” from Pastor Sam Allen, 9 and 11 a.m. Scripture: Matthew 17. Center for Spiritual Living Chico: 14 Hillary Lane: Mediation service with Sandy Gohlke, guide, 9:30 a.m. Sunday lesson, “Falling in Love With Life,” from the Rev. Lisa Carson, inspirational speaker, 10 a.m. with Spirit Choir. Both based on monthly theme, “Awakening to Love.” Chico Bible Church: 175 Chico Canyon Road: “God’s Restoration in Salvation,” from Pastor Kirk Belben, 10 a.m. Scripture: Romans 11:1-36. Chico Friends Meeting (Quakers): 1601 Hemlock St.: Adult Education, 9 a.m.; Inter-generational singing at 9:45 a.m., followed by unprogrammed Quaker meeting for worship and youth program, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Chico Grace Brethren Church: 355 Panama Ave.: “Heir of David’s House — The Whole Bible in Ten Pages,” from Pastor Matthew Raley, 10:15 a.m. Scripture: Hebrews 1:5. “The Life of Christ in Harmony” evening Life Builder service, 6 p.m. Christ International Fellowship: Meets at Chico Community Guild, 2775 Nord Ave.: “Entering God’s Rest,” from Pastor Roger Scalice, 10 a.m. Scripture: Hebrews 3-4. Christian Science Church: 770 Palmetto Ave.: “Spirit,” 10 a.m. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:15. Church of Christ: 995 E. Lassen Ave.: “Jesus and Leper,” from Jon Bristow, 10:30 a.m. Scripture: Mark 1:40-45. Church On The Esplanade: 1119 The Esplanade: “Receiving and Giving the Gifts of Grace and Peace,” from Pastor Ed Pincusoff, 11 a.m. Scripture: Romans 1:7-8. Covenant Reformed

Church: Adventist building, 1877 Hooker Oak Ave.: “Heidelberg Confession Question 12: Since, Then, by the Righteous Judgment of God We Deserve Temporal and Eternal Punishment, How May We Escape This Punishment and Be Again Received Into Favor?,” 10:30 a.m. Scripture: Exodus 20:5, Romans 8:3-4. Evangelical Free Church: 1193 Filbert Ave.: “The Unstoppable Plan of God,” from the series, “Daring Faith: Courage to Face Tomorrow,” from Pastor Lou Diaz, 8:15 a.m. blended and 11:15 a.m. contemporary. Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27. Faith Lutheran Church: 667 E. First Ave.: Worship with message from Pastor Ben Colahan, the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Holy Communion. Scripture: Gospel Mark 9:2-9. First Baptist Church: 850 Palmetto Ave.: “All Are Welcome to Shine,” from the Rev. Gail Hill, 10:30 a.m. Scripture: Mark 9:2-9. Grace Bible Church: 275 Fairchild Ave., Suite 103, by Chico Airport: Worship with message from Pastor Miguel Rivera, 10:30 a.m. Grace Community Church: 2346 Floral Ave.: “God’s Party Rules,” part 5 in the series, “Gospel Rhythms,” 9 and 10:45 a.m. Life Church: 1492 East Ave.: “Creating Space, Giving Jesus Some Room in Our Life,” from Pastor Jeff Young, 10 a.m. Neighborhood Church: 2801 Notre Dame Blvd.: “Giving,” from Pastor Andrew Burchett, 9 and 11 a.m. in the dome. Scripture: Acts 5. New Beginnings Fellowship: 1183 Benatar Way, Suite C: Worship service, 10:30 a.m. Newman Catholic Center: 346 Cherry St.: Student Mass, 7 p.m. Our Divine Savior Catholic Church: 566 E. Lassen Ave.: Masses; 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Rev. R. Francis Stevenson. Scripture: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Gospel Mark 1:40-45. Redeemer Evangelical

Lutheran (LCMS): Moss and Hawthorne avenues: “A Glorious Mystery,” from the Rev. Donald A. Jordan, 10 a.m. Scripture: Mark 9. Ash Wednesday: “Return to the Lord, Who Is Gracious,” from Rev. Jordan, 7 p.m. Scripture: Joel 2. St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican ChurchTraditional: Province of Christ the King, 228 Salem St.: “Without Charity,” from Bishop Peter F. Hansen celebrating Quinquagesima, 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: 416 Chestnut St.: Masses; 8 and 10 a.m. English; noon Spanish. Mass, 5 p.m. Rev. Jason Clark. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church: 2341 Floral Ave.: Worship 8 and 10:15 a.m. with Holy Eucharist. Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9. Rhythm of Grace service for people with special needs, 3 p.m. Wednesday: Ash Wednesday service, 6 p.m. Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Christian Church: 2956 Cohasset Road: Divine Liturgy, 9 a.m. Saints of Christ (a Restoration Branch): 3479 Grape Way: Traditional worship services; 11 a.m. on first and third Sundays. Pastor Glenn Drobny. The Salvation Army Chico Corps: Meets temporarily in Chapman Elementary cafeteria, 1071 16th St.: Sermon series, “A Journey Through the Psalms,” from speakers Lt. Craig and Arwyn Rodriguera, 10:45 a.m. Bible studies, 9:30 a.m.. Trinity United Methodist Church: 285 E. Fifth St.: “Getting Past the Awkward Moments,” from the Rev. David S. Vallelunga, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Scripture: Mark 9:2-9. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: an open and affirming church, 1289 Filbert Ave.: “Love in the Open,” from Sara Campbell, with Rev. Bryan Plude, Susan Bachlor, worship associate, and UUFC Choir, 10:30 a.m. Vespers in the Valley: affiliated with Ridge Presbyterian Church (Paradise),

meets at New Hope Fellowship Church, 418 W. Seventh St. at Normal: Worship service with message from Assoc. Pastor Josh Lee, 5 p.m. in sanctuary.

II with Holy Eucharist. Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50:1-6, Romans 8:9-17, 28, Mark 9:2-9. St. Thomas More Catholic Church: 767 Elliot Road: Masses; 8 and 10:30 a.m. PARADISE Father Joseph Michael BarCalvary Baptist Church: 5850 Clark Road: 9:45 a.m. icvatro, presider. Vespers in the Valley: afadult Sunday school. 11 a.m. worship service. 6 p.m. filiated with Ridge Presbyterian Church (Paradise), evening service. meets at New Hope FellowCenter for Spiritual Living: Church of Religious Sci- ship Church, 418 W. Seventh ence, 789 Bille Road: Guided St. at Normal: Worship meditation, 9:30 a.m. “Law service with message from Assoc. Pastor Josh Lee, 5 of Circulation,” from the p.m. in sanctuary. Rev. Andy Torkelson with music by Alan Rigg, 10 a.m. DURHAM St. James Catholic celebration service. Forum Church: Holland and Faber follows at 11:30 a.m. Christian Science Church: streets: Mass; 9 a.m. English. 5913 Clark Road, Suite D, MAGALIA James Square: Worship Magalia Community service, 10 a.m. Testimony Church: 13700 Old Skyway: meeting, 7 p.m. “Leadership QualificaCraig Memorial Congretions,” from Pastor Kevin gational Church: 5665 Lindstrom, 10 a.m. in the Scottwood Road: Traditional historic old chapel. Scripworship service with mesture: Titus 1:6-9. sage from Pastor Andrew Upper Ridge Seventh-day McHenry, 10 a.m. Adventist Church: 15204 Hope Christian Church: Skyway: Sabbath School, 6933 Pentz Road: “Offer9:15 a.m. Worship hour with ing: Worship with message, Pastor Rob Kearbey, 10:50 “What Are You Bringing to a.m. the Table?,” 8:30, 10 and FOREST RANCH 11:30 a.m. Paradise Ridge Southern Forest Ranch Baptist Church: Northeast corner Baptist: 6975 Pentz Road : Worship through song and Schott Road and Highway music by The Morris Family 32: Worship service with message, 11 a.m. Singers, followed by the Mountain Joy Bible Felmessage, “Building Your lowship: meets at 15522 Life in Fear of the Lord,” from the series, “Progress- Nopel Ave.: “The Kingdom ing Through Proverbs,” from of Heaven,” from Pastor Pastor Robert Sorensen, 11 Scott MacKenzie, 10:30 a.m. Scripture: Matthew 22:1-22. a.m. ScriptureP Proverbs 3. Completion of study of ORLAND Proverbs 3 and message Federated Church of Orfrom the Wisdom Book of land: 709 First St.: Worship Proverbs, 6 p.m. with message from the Rev. Paradise United Method- Latu Toetu’u, 10:30 a.m. ist: 6722 Clark Road: “Our Scripture: Greatest Need,” from Pastor Harvest Baptist Church: Bob Chicou, 10 a.m. Scrip1202 Railroad Ave.: Worship ture: Mark 1:40-45. services, 10:30 a.m. and 1 Ridge Presbyterian p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Church: congregation of Wednesdays. Pastor Ben the Presbyterian Church in Snodderly. America, meets at Paradise Adventist Church, 5720 Academy Drive: Worship The deadline for church service with message from briefs and services is 3 Pastor Josh Lee, 10:30 a.m. p.m. Wednesday prior St. Nicholas’ Episcopal to publication. Email Church: 5872 Oliver Road: items to religion@chicoer. Pastor Ann Sullivan will com or fax them to 342celebrate and preach, 8 3617. Do not send email a.m. Rite I and 10 a.m. Rite attachments.

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TODAY Valley

68° 39°


SUNDAY Foothills


65° 38°


63° 40°

Sunshine and patchy clouds


59° 37°

65° 41°

Plenty of sun

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2018

Paskenta 65/40 *76/48/0.00 Elk Creek 64/40 *79/46/0.00

EXTREMES National (for the 48 contiguous states) High ............................................ 89° at Thermal, CA Low .............................................. -31° at Cotton, MN Global High ............................. 113° at Wilcannia, Australia Low ................... -62° at Summit Station, Greenland



129.38 166.48 96.71

-0.02 -0.03 -0.03

37.24 73.49

none +0.01

68° 38°

Orland 67/39 N.A./N.A./N.A.

Chester 50/26 *58/27/0.00

Magalia 61/37 *71/50/0.00 Paradise 65/38 73/51/0.00

Bangor 67/38 Gridley *70/47/0.00 68/36 *73/45/0.00

Today’s High/low forecast Yesterday’s High/low/precipitation

Colusa 67/38 *75/46/0.00


Westwood 47/21 *63/36/0.00

Quincy 53/26 *61/33/0.00 La Porte 53/35 *62/43/0.00

Yuba City 67/35 74/42/0.00

Nevada City 64/42 *69/52/0.00 Grass Valley 64/41 *71/43/0.00

National forecast

SKY WATCH Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:06 a.m. 5:38 p.m. 3:22 a.m. 1:25 p.m. 7:05 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 4:13 a.m. 2:10 p.m. Feb 15 Feb 22

Mar 1

Mar 9

ALLERGY REPORT Allergy, dust and dander today: At Risk Pollen levels Grass .................. Absent Trees ....................... Low Mold ......................... Low Weeds ................ Absent Source: National Allergy Bureau

AIR QUALITY FORECAST City Today’s air quality Chico .................................................................. Good Gridley ............................................................... Good Paradise ............................................................. Good What it means: 0-50: Good; 51-100: Moderate; 101-150: Unhealthy for sensitive people; 151+: Unhealthy for all. Source:



All right to use wood stoves and fireplaces.

63° 40°

Mostly sunny

City Alameda Anaheim Avalon Bakersfield Barstow Big Bear Bishop Crescent City Death Valley El Centro Escondido Eureka Lake Tahoe Long Beach Los Angeles Mammoth Mountain Modesto Monterey Napa Needles Newport Beach Oakland Oxnard Palm Springs Pasadena Paso Robles Red Bluff Redding Sacramento Salinas San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Gabriel San Jose San Luis Obispo Santa Ana Santa Barbara Santa Monica Santa Rosa Stockton Ukiah Vallejo Ventura Yosemite Valley

City Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Boise Boston Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit El Paso Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, OR St. Louis Salt Lake City Seattle Washington, DC

The solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. Major Minor Major Minor Today 7:11 a.m. 12:59 a.m. 7:34 p.m. 1:23 p.m. Sunday 7:53 a.m. 1:41 a.m. 8:17 p.m. 2:05 p.m. Monday 8:36 a.m. 2:24 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 2:48 p.m.

Hours of sunlight 10 hr., 32 min.


Yesterday Hi/Lo/Prec. 72/47/0.00 86/50/0.00 69/58/0.00 77/48/0.00 80/46/0.00 64/26/0.00 78/28/0.00 57/49/0.00 89/52/0.00 86/49/0.00 79/47/0.00 54/46/0.00 58/25/0.00 66/52/0.00 73/54/0.00 61/21/0.00 76/42/0.00 75/51/0.00 75/42/0.00 84/51/0.00 65/55/0.00 72/46/0.00 66/50/0.00 88/59/0.00 77/54/0.00 81/40/0.00 76/47/0.00 69/42/0.00 74/41/0.00 81/47/0.00 81/52/0.00 64/55/0.00 74/51/0.00 76/56/0.00 80/51/0.00 88/52/0.00 73/54/0.00 68/41/0.00 70/52/0.00 78/41/0.00 77/41/0.00 80/42/0.00 71/47/0.00 67/54/0.00 73/30/0.00

Today Hi/Lo/W 66/44/s 70/52/pc 65/55/pc 73/45/pc 79/38/pc 58/15/pc 70/25/pc 59/41/pc 83/49/pc 85/53/s 68/44/pc 57/39/pc 45/14/pc 68/51/pc 68/52/pc 57/12/pc 70/40/s 63/44/s 69/36/s 83/53/pc 64/54/pc 66/44/s 65/54/pc 84/58/s 70/53/pc 77/35/pc 68/38/s 68/40/s 69/38/s 69/42/s 70/49/pc 66/53/pc 66/49/s 71/52/pc 71/45/s 78/44/pc 68/51/pc 65/41/pc 63/53/pc 70/35/s 72/39/s 67/31/s 70/38/s 63/53/pc 60/30/s



Today Sunday

67° 41°


Strawberry Valley 58/38 *66/49/0.00

HOW TO READ THIS MAP City name 75/43 75/43/0.05


64° 37°

Butte Meadows 55/32 *62/37/0.00

Oroville 68/39 70/44/0.00

Regional outlook



Chico 68/39 75/45/0.00

Willows 67/39 81/41/0.00


In feet as of 7 a.m. yesterday River / Location Flow (cfs) Sacramento River Hamilton City 6120 Vina-Woodson Bridge 5900 Ord Ferry 4530 Feather River Yuba City 790 Gridley 1400

Red Bluff 68/38 76/48/0.00 Corning 67/39 *76/50/0.00

Oct. 1 to date 5.39 8.03 18.84 6.98 3.99

As of 7 a.m. yesterday Storage From crest Chng Inflow Release Lake (acre-feet) (feet) (feet) (cfs) (cfs) Lake Oroville 1,448,245 175.86 +0.39 2921 1239 Shasta Lake 3,364,978 43.76 -0.06 2826 3494

59° 39°

Paynes Creek 65/39 *69/43/0.00

PRECIPITATION TOTALS Local amounts through 5 p.m. yesterday 24-hour Month City total to date Orland N.A. 3.19 Oroville 0.00 0.00 Paradise 0.00 0.00 Red Bluff 0.00 0.00 Willows 0.00 2.62


Partly sunny

ALMANAC Enterprise-Record building through 5 p.m. yest. Temperatures High/low ........................................................ 75°/45° Normal high/low .......................................... 60°/38° Record high .............................................. 75° (2018) Record low ............................................... 23° (1929) Humidity at noon today .................................... 35% Total days 100° and above this year ...................... 0 Precipitation 24 hours through 5 p.m. yesterday ................. 0.00” Record precipitation ............................ 3.32” (1910) Month to date ................................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ..................................... 1.56” Season (Oct. 1) to date .................................... 8.25” Normal season to date .................................. 15.73”

TUESDAY Foothills

Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Source: Butte County Air Quality Management District


Yesterday Hi/Lo/Prec. 65/34/0.00 20/8/0.00 63/38/0.00 51/36/0.00 32/22/0.00 60/28/0.00 28/19/0.72 42/11/0.12 73/42/0.00 39/25/0.05 17/15/0.08 26/9/0.71 74/36/0.00 80/65/0.00 72/54/0.00 52/28/0.00 31/27/0.00 78/51/0.00 83/72/0.04 24/18/0.34 11/1/0.04 66/28/0.00 77/55/0.00 35/25/0.00 64/35/0.00 16/13/0.05 83/60/0.00 39/24/0.00 82/54/0.00 39/15/Trace 51/41/Trace 57/34/0.00 62/46/0.00 49/41/0.06 46/28/0.00

Today Hi/Lo/W 67/31/s 27/23/c 67/62/sh 47/28/pc 50/40/c 62/60/sh 23/15/sn 33/26/r 54/28/c 21/11/sn 15/7/sn 27/20/sn 76/48/s 81/69/pc 71/53/r 35/25/i 23/12/c 77/43/pc 84/75/s 22/12/sn 15/-1/s 59/47/r 76/64/t 50/46/c 31/18/i 14/2/c 85/65/pc 52/49/r 81/52/s 45/34/r 52/32/s 31/19/i 47/29/c 47/34/s 53/51/r

Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prec.-24-hour precipitation total


Flu season getting even worse By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press NEW YORK >> The flu has fur-

ther tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu season usually takes off in late December and peaks around February. This season started early and was widespread in

many states by December. Early last month, it hit what seemed like peak levels — but then continued to surge. The season has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other more common flu bugs. Still, its long-lasting intensity has surprised experts, who are still sorting out why it’s been so bad. One possibility is that the vaccine is doing an unusually poor job; U.S. data on effectiveness is expected next week. Some doctors say this is the worst flu season they’ve seen in decades. Some patients are saying that, too. Veda A lber t son, a 70-year-old retiree in Tampa, was sick for three weeks with high fever and fluid in her lungs. She said she hadn’t been this sick from the flu since the 1960s, when she was a young mother who couldn’t get out of bed to go to the

crib of her crying baby. “It was like ‘Wham!’ It was bad. It was awful,” she said of the illness that hit her on Christmas Day. Last week, 43 states had high patient traffic for the flu, up from 42, the CDC reported. Flu remained widespread in every state except Hawaii and Oregon and hospitalizations continued to climb. So far, it has not been a remarkably bad year for flu deaths. Flu and flu-related pneumonia deaths have lagged a little behind some recent bad seasons. The CDC counts flu deaths in children and there have been 63 so far. They have gone as high as about 170 in a season. Overall, there are estimated to be as many as 56,000 deaths linked to the flu during a bad year. But reports of deaths — some in otherwise healthy children and young adults — have caused growing fear and concern, health officials acknowledge.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., waves as he leaves the Senate chamber early Friday after the Senate passed a budget deal and spending measure to reopen the federal government, sending the bill to the House. JON ELSWICK — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher By Alan Fram The Associated Press

Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to make the next fight over immigration even more challenging. In Washington’s latest display of governance by brinkmanship, the bipartisan accord bolstering military and domestic programs and deepening federal deficits crossed the finish line just before dawn — but not before the government shut down overnight. Passage lef t ner ves frayed and Democrats with little leverage to force congressional action on their most high-profile priority: preventing deportation of hundreds of thousands of the young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and remain here without permanent legal protection. Lawmakers rushed to limit the disruption and impact over the lapse in government funding, voting in the middle of the night to reopen agencies before workers were due to report to the office. It was the government’s second shutWASHINGTON >>

down in three weeks, and most lawmakers were eager to avoid a big show of dysfunction in an election year. Sen. Rand Paul did not share the urgency. Late Thursday, the tea party leader and Kentucky Republican put the brakes on the bill in protest over Congress’ sudden willingness to embrace big deficit spending. Paul noted that he and many in his party railed against deficit when Democrats held the White House, but now seemed willing to look the other way with Republicans in control. He said he hoped his stand would teach conservatives “to not accept just anything because it comes from a GOP Congress.” The budget measure provides Pentagon spending increases sought by Trump and the GOP, more money for domestic agencies demanded by Democrats and $89 billion that both wanted for disaster relief. The two-year pact, which also continues the government’s authority to borrow money, postpones any possible federal default or likely shutdowns until after the November elections. But the 652-page budget bill says nothing about protection for the “Dreamer” immigrants. That omission largely explains why a quarter of Senate Democrats and a third of House Democrats voted no, and

why immigration now because the next battle. In January, after a three-day closure, Senate Democrats secured from GOP leaders the promise of a debate and vote on a deal to protect the younger immigrants from deportation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set next Monday as the start of a free-wheeling immigration battle, a debate he promised when Democrats agreed to vote to reopen the government last month. Ryan hasn’t scheduled House consideration, infuriating Democrats, but he said Friday, “We will focus on bringing that debate to this floor and finding a solution.” Democrats want to extend the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which lets the immigrants temporarily live and work in the U.S. but that Trump would end March 5. The Democrats also want to make the immigrants eligible for citizenship or permanent residence. In exchange, Trump wants $25 billion to build his beloved, proposed U.S.Mexico border wall and other barriers. He also wants reductions in legal immigration, including limiting the relatives whom legal residents can sponsor and eliminating a lottery that offers visas to residents of diverse countries.






Winter Games get underway South Korea celebrates its landmarks, ancient culture as VIPs attend By Helene Elliott Los Angeles Times

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace and harmony. With nods to the country’s landmarks and ancient culture as well as its potential to lead the world in future technological innovations, the opening ceremony at Olympic PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA >>

Stadium featured athletes from 91 countries, including a delegation from North Korea that marched into Olympic Stadium with athletes from South Korea. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach were among the powerful political and sports figures who attended the extravaganza on a chilly night. The two Koreas marched in behind a white flag that was emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula depicted in blue. North Korean women’s hockey player Hwang Chunggum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity. The two nations have marched

together at an Olympics but this time have taken the extraordinary step of combining on the composition of the women’s hockey team. Through the eyes of five local children, organizers presented a journey through the country’s past and future, showcasing the mythical White Tiger, Blue Dragon, Vermilion Bird and Black Tortoise. The show was designed to emphasize the connection between people and nature and the need for peace in the world and was replete with dancers and wonderfully crafted oversized animals. A handful of sports had previously begun qualifying rounds or actual competition, but the opening ceremony serves as an occasion for athletes to gather and celebrate their OLYMPICS » PAGE 4


Pita Taufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday.


PV BEATS CHICO TO MOVE TO 8-0 IN EAL Guard Polander finishes with 20 points for Vikings over crosstown rivals


Gilham gets 60th win with Wildcats Pitcher makes history in sweep over Coyotes

By Rick Silva @Post_RickSilva on Twitter

For a few moments on Friday night the Chico High boys basketball team looked like it might give Pleasant Valley High a little trouble at Varley Gym. The Panthers used a 7-0 run that bridged the first and second quarter and forced PV coach Tim Keating to call a timeout. The run drew the Panthers to within 20-12 and even after the time out, Chico lingered within eight for a couple minutes. “I got to give them credit, they played hard and they hit some shots to keep them in the game and didn’t buckle once we got a big lead like they did the first time we played,” Keating said. “Those are great kids.” But the Vikings, now 8-0 in Eastern Athletic League action, were able to work out the kinks and closed out the first half on a 17-6 run over the last 3 minutes, 40 seconds of the half. Panthers coach Abraham Simmons said that the Vikings’ press caused them trouble, but unlike the 82-47 loss in January, his Panthers didn’t buckle to it. CHICO >>

Staff Reports

Haley Gilham’s Chico State softball career did not start off well. A freshman in 2015, she lost her first two starts and didn’t notch her first collegiate win until her fifth appearance of the season. Once she finally got in the win column, though, Gilham has been racking up victories with consistency ever since. Now a senior, the All-American right-hander was at it again Friday in the Wildcats’ conferenceopening doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino, beating the Coyotes 4-0 for her 60th career victory, making Gilham the winningest pitcher in the 50-year history of Chico State softball. The No. 21 Wildcats were also winners in the nightcap, withstanding a seventh inning San Bernardino rally to edge the Coyotes 4-3. Kristin Worley and Ari Marsh both collected three hits on the day, with Claire Wayne, Karli Skowrup and Bailey Akins contributing two hits apiece. Wayne, Marsh and Akins all homered, giving Chico State 12 home runs in seven games. The team singleseason record is 26. SOFTBALL » PAGE 3


Chico High’s Daniel Kelly (5) goes up for a shot against Pleasant Valley’s Treyson Keating (34).


Pleasant Valley’s Jake Rick (33) shoots over Chico High’s Tyler Willis (13), Ty Thomas (24) and Bishop Thomas (11) on Friday at Varley Gym in Chico.

“Their athleticism on the press was on display tonight,” Simmons said. “They played PLEASANT VALLEY 72, hard, and we did as well. I was CHICO 52 proud of the effort on the part Up next: Foothill at Pleasant of both teams tonight.” Valley, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday; Chico The Vikings, behind the play at Enterprise, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. of guard Jarin Polander, raced


out to a 20-5 lead late in the first quarter. Polander had 10 points in the quarter, including a 3-pointer that started the scoring for the hosts. “I know he missed his first couple shots,” Keating said. “But he takes it to the rim so well.

That’s the thing about Jarin, he’s an inside out guy and he plays hard.” Polander finished the night with 20 points. But then came that 7-0 Chico run that was started with Ty-

and had 85 yards left. “But I was right behind the tree,” he said. Hossler, the PGA Tour rookie best known in these parts for contending on the weekend at Olympic Club in the 2012 U.S. Open when he was 17, was flawless at Spyglass Hill in a round of 67 to join Johnson at 12-under par. Former Chico State standout GOLF » PAGE 2

49ERS » PAGE 2


Johnson, Hossler tied for Pebble Beach lead Dustin Johnson already was feeling good about his game heading over to the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. Another day of gorgeous weather in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am made him feel even better. Johnson ran off three straight birdies to start his round, made PEBBLE BEACH >>

four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn and wound up with a 7-under 64 on Friday to share the 36-hole lead with Beau Hossler. “Probably my lowest by about seven shots at Monterey Peninsula, so I was happy with that,” Johnson said. “It’s probably the first time, too, I think we have ever played over there with nice weather. So it was definitely a good day.”

He only slightly exaggerated, but not by much. In four times playing at Monterey Peninsula since it joined the rotation, he only broke 70 one time and twice shot 73. The evidence of the different day he faced came early. Johnson hit a 9-iron on the 176-yard hole that plays downhill. A year ago, he hit 4-iron. On the 434-yard 13th hole a year ago, he “roasted” a driver and a 3-iron. This year, he hit 3-wood

By Cam Inman Bay Area News Group

Jimmy Garoppolo, who has shown tremendous promise and poise in the pocket, is still trying to grasp his newfound status as the NFL’s highest-paid player. “If you would have asked me as a little kid if I thought this was a reality, probably not,” Garoppolo said Friday, a day after signing a five-year pact worth up to $137.5 million and at least $74 million guaranteed. “But you always dream about being an NFL quarterback and this is just taking another step in that direction.” Sitting at a podium between general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan — all wore suit jackets with no necktie and a San Francisco 49ers pin on their left lapel — Garoppolo reflected on how the 49ers won him after an Oct. 30 trade from the New England Patriots. “It was a number of things. The team, the acceptance they had of me from the get-go, it was a very welcoming environment,” Garop-


By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press

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Brandon Harkins shot a 1-under 71 and sits tied for 39th at 4 under. Hossler has not made a bogey this week. He holed an 18-foot par putt on the 10th hole at Pebble on Thursday. For his second round, he never came close to bogey, hitting all but two greens in regulation and having standard chips on those. Hossler heads over to Monterey Peninsula, while Johnson spends his last two days at Pebble Beach. They were two shots ahead to par on Julian Suri (67 at Monterey Peninsula) and Troy Merritt (67 at Spyglass Hill). Lurking another shot behind were Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm. Mickelson hasn’t won since the British Open in 2013 at Muirfield, and he finally started to see some reasonable results after a sluggish start this year. Mickelson was tied for the lead at one point when he ran off three straight birdies at Monterey Peninsula, though he made only two more over his final 11 holes for a 65. Rahm was at Pebble Beach and holed his share of 6-footers for birdie for a 67. Just as big was the 8-foot putt he made on the 18th hole for par when he hit 3-wood to the right behind a tree, pitched nicely under the limbs and over the bunker just through the green, and then his chip ran downhill by the hole. Jason Day had a 65 at Monterey Peninsula and was in the group at 9 under that included Steve Stricker (66 at Monterey Peninsula). Jordan Spieth found some touch with the putter to make five birdies on

his opening nine holes at Monterey Peninsula, and he wound up with a 66, though he remained seven shots behind Johnson. “I saw a couple putts go in early and normally that’s all I need to kind of stop skiing uphill and start to turn downhill,” Spieth said. Ror y McIlroy went downhill. He was hanging round at 5 under, not far from the lead, when he drove to the front of the par-4 fifth hole at Monterey Peninsula, leaving him a 70foot eagle putt. He ran that about 6 feet past the hole, and then missed his birdie putt. But then he missed his par putt from 3 feet, and it ran about 6 feet by the hole, and he missed that one. That’s five putts for a double bogey, and two more bogeys led to a 74 and left him in danger of missing the cut. Hossler, who played at Texas, is part of the new generation who thought they could take on the best from when they were in college. He’s not one to be intimidated by the world’s No. 1 player (they are represented by the same manager), and that won’t be an issue on Saturday, anyway. Johnson is part of the celebrity rotation at Pebble Beach. Hossler figures to be in relative solitude at Monterey Peninsula. “I try and not let those things affect me,” Hossler said. “But yeah, playing on a moving day-type day, not at the home track for the tournament, that’s certainly different really most weeks out here.” Johnson was full of good news on Friday — his 64 for a share of the lead as he goes for a third victory at Pebble Beach, and he found out that his dad bowled a 300. The world’s No. 1 golfer grew up with bowling.

On the air HOCKEY

Florida at South Carolina: 9 a.m., CBS. Butler at Villanova: 9 a.m., FOX. Oklahoma State at West Virginia: 9 a.m., ESPN. Northwestern at Maryland: 9 a.m., ESPN2. Temple at S. Florida: 9 a.m., ESPNU. Kansas at Baylor: 11 a.m., CBS. Oklahoma at Iowa State: 11 a.m., ESPN. Mississippi State at Missouri: 11 a.m., ESPN2. Texas at TCU: 11 a.m., ESPNU. Xavier at Creighton: 11:30 a.m., FOX. Purdue at Michigan State: 1 p.m., ESPN. Florida State at Notre Dame: 1 p.m., ESPN2. Mississippi at LSU: 1 p.m., ESPNU. San Francisco at BYU: 1 p.m., NBCSCA. Virginia Tech at Virginia: 3 p.m., ESPN. Connecticut at Wichita State: 3 p.m., ESPN2. San Diego State at Nevada: 5 p.m., ESPN2. Texas Tech at Kansas State: 5 p.m., ESPNU. Kentucky at Texas A&M: 5:15 p.m., ESPN. California at Utah: 6:30 p.m., PAC12BA. Gonzaga at St. Mary’s College: 7 p.m., ESPN2. Washington at Oregon State: 7 p.m., ESPNU. USC at Arizona: 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

NHL, Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadians: 4 p.m., NHL. NHL, Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks: 7 p.m., NBCSCA. WHL, Red Deer vs. Edmonton: 12:30 p.m., NHL.

San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors: 5:30 p.m., ABC.

GOLF PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Round 3: 11 a.m., GOLF. PGA Tour Champions, Boca Raton Championship, Round 2: 12:30 p.m., GOLF. PGA, Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Round 3: 1 p.m., CBS. EPGA, World Super 6 Perth, Final Round: 7 p.m., GOLF.

COLLEGE GYMNASTICS UCLA vs. California, Women: 11:30 a.m., PAC12BA.

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Sullivan Hurte totaled 17 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Las Plumas High boys basketball team to a 49-46 victory over Corning at home on Friday. Takoda Worden added 13 points, and Ace Hindman chipped in eight for LP. The Thunderbirds led 3431 at halftime and held off the Cardinals in the fourth quarter, avenging a 56-34 defeat to the Cardinals on Jan. 12 in Corning. Noah Zoppi led the Cardinlas on Friday with 18 points while Corey Busta had 10 points. Las Plumas (13-11, 4-4 Westside League) plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise. Corning (20-4, 6-2 WSL) plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oroville. GRIDLEY 59, ORLAND 39 >>

Grant Tull scored a teamhigh 21 points while Tyler Little added 16 for the Bulldogs. Brian Wilkerson chipped in eight points. Gridley (19-5, 8-0 Butte View League) plays at Sutter at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. HAMILTON 46, WILLIAMS 33 >>

Three Braves scored in double figures led by Connor Avrit’s 14 points in Hamilton’s first league win. Julio Ramos-Palafox and Jesus Fuentes-Ordaz added 11 points each for the Braves (10-13, 1-6 Mid-Valley League). PIERCE 58, WILLOWS 55 >>

Sean Carriere led the Honkers with 19 points. Grayson

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MOTORCYCLE RACING AMA Supercross: 7 p.m., FS1.

OLYMPICS Men’s Snowboarding, Slopestyle Final: 4 p.m., NBCSN. Figure Skating, Ice Dancing Short Program, Ladies’ Short Program: 5 p.m. NBC. Men’s Alpine Skiing, Downhill Final: 5 p.m., NBC. Curling, Mixed Doubles U.S. vs. Finland: 6:45 p.m. NBC. Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle Qualifying: 7:30 p.m., NBCSN. Figure Skating, Pairs Free: 8:30 p.m., NBC. Women’s Ice Hockey, United States vs. Finland: 11:40 p.m., NBCSN. Men’s Biathlon, 10K Sprint Final: 2 a.m.-9 a.m., NBCSN. Men’s Speed Skating, 5,000M Final: 2 a.m.-9 a.m., NBCSN. Men’s Cross-country Skiing, Skiathlon Final: 2 a.m.-9 a.m., NBCSN. Women’s Ice Hockey, Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia: 4 a.m., USA.

SOCCER EPL, Leicester City at Man. City: 9:30 a.m., NBC. MFL, Fútbol America at Tigres: 4:55 p.m., (27). MFL, Fútbol Santos Laguna at Guadalajara: 7 p.m., (27).

polo said. “We had success down the stretch and you could see pieces falling into place.” The 49ers were poised to enter free agency with more than $110 million in salary cap space and they’ve crafted Garoppolo’s contract in a way to take advantage of that cushion, front-loading the deal with reportedly $42.6 million in 2018. That figure was first reported by ESPN and confirmed by a league source. Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief contract negotiator, said the team still has $62-63 million in cap room before free agency in March plus what he hopes is “good mojo” from the Garoppolo deal. Lynch vowed to be “aggressively prudent” in free agency. Lynch and Marathe both noted that signing Garoppolo now might help with recruiting


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Clevenger, Paulson (6), Dennis (9) and Johnson; Costello, Schantz (8), Wagner (9), Carruthers (9) and Stofiel. Top hitters — Northwest Nazarene: Redford 2x4; Hilyard 2x4, HR, 2 RBI; Keller 3x5, 2 RBI; Tabaracci 2B, 2 RBI; Chico State: Santos 2 RBI. CHICO STATE 3, NORTHWEST NAZARENE 1

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Chelsea Laughlin’s 13 points and 10 rebounds led the visiting Eagles to their third straight victory and gave CORE Butte its first setback of the season. Alexis Hernandez added seven points and five steals for Princeton (8-11, 4-1 Pioneer Valley League). Allison Clarke’s eight points and 15 rebounds led CORE Butte (5-1, 5-1 Pioneer Valley League) while Kami Lucas tallied six blocks to go with 11 rebounds and four points.

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players in free agency. “We’re fully aware of all the work we have to do. This was a big piece,” Lynch said. “Heading into free agency this is a big deal. It’s 75 degrees and sunny outside. We have this guy. Who wouldn’t want to be here?” Added Garoppolo: “This is where I want to be, honestly. I wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible. It’s only going to help our team going forward into free agency. “It is 75 degrees out here,” Garoppolo said, echoing Lynch. “It’s not a snowstorm like Chicago; we just came from that so I can speak on that. It’s a lot better here.” Garoppolo, who grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and played at Eastern Illinois, celebrated Thursday night by dining in San Francisco at International Smoke, Michael Mina’s and Ayesha Curry’s new hot spot. “Had a nice little dinner last night up in San Fran,”

said Garoppolo, so beloved by 49ers fans he might be forgiven for the abbreviation. Garoppolo didn’t have time for such excursions upon joining the 49ers last season as he embedded himself in the playbook. “I’m still trying to experience some of the Bay Area,” he added. “I’m excited to make this my home the next five years and hopefully more.” Accompanied by his parents and three brothers, Garoppolo flew in on a private jet Thursday night. Signs around Levi’s Stadium facade: “Welcome Back Garoppolo Family.” Don Yee, his agent, didn’t make the trip up from Los Angeles, but Yee’s colleagues Steve Dubin and Carter Chow were in attendance, as they were Dec. 3 in Chicago when Garoppolo made his first start for the 49ers. “From the beginning, it was always positive, productive. It was never acri-

monious,” Marathe said of contract talks. “All three of his agents are really professional, really smart, really good guys. ... There was never a time where it was, ‘Oh, shoot, it’s not happening.’“ The Levi’s Stadium auditorium was packed not only with media but also with 49ers front office and marketing staff, coaches and several teammates, including defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, safety Jaquiski Tartt, linebacker Eli Harold and guard Joshua Garnett. “We have one goal in mind: get to a Super Bowl and win it. We want a parade like Philly just had,” Garoppolo said. “We’re working in the right direction. There’s a lot of pieces that come into play. We’re putting those pieces into place and once the season comes we have to go out and perform.” Shanahan is excited about working his offense into Garoppolo this spring.

14, Strong 5, Rios 2, Fuentes-Ordaz 11, Lozano 3. 3-point goals —Williams 3 (Trujillo 2, Lopez); Hamilton 3 (Ramos, Strong, Fuentes).


RBI; Butte: Buchanan 2x4, HR; Blair 2B; Dodero HR, 2 RBI; Roberts, 2x4.


Open Sud de France and Fed Cup Men’s and Women’s: 6 a.m., TENNIS. ATP Open, Sud de France Final: 5:30 a.m., TENNIS. Oregon State vs. Stanford: 3:30 p.m., PAC12BA.


Seemingly teetering with the game in the balance, Wildcats starting pitcher Grant Larson got a strikeout with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning, preserving a two-run lead. With two on and two outs in the sixth, Larson did it again. Larson had eight strikeout in six innings. He allowed one run as the Wildcats (3-2) salvaged a split of the twin bill after Northwest Nazarene (2-3) erupted for nine runs in the ninth to win the opener. The series finishes with a single game at noon on Saturday at Nettleton Stadium. Larson, who has now struck out 17 in 9.2 innings this season, earned the win. Dan Beavers struck out three in the seventh for his first save of the season. Trevor Steinman and Casey Henderson hit RBI doubles in the first inning, and Tyler Stofiel had an RBI single in the fourth. Stofiel and Alex DeVito (now 3 of 4 with two doubles on the season) had two hits apiece. In the first game, Casey Costello allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. The senior struck out seven without a walk. MENDOCINO 13, BUTTE 4 >> A 10-run third inning was too much for the Roadrunners to overcome. Kasey Buchanan and Walker Dodero both homered in the sixth inning with Buchanan’s a solo shot and Dodero also driving in Connor Blair with his for Butte (2-5). Kurtis Roberts had two hits for the Roadrunners, who host Mendocino for a doubleheader at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Bailee Robicheau had four hits, a home run and three RBIs on the day in a doubleheader sweep at home. Camryn Mayo finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs in the first game. In the nightcap, Jenna Robicheau was 3 of 5 while Baylee Thayer collected three hits, two doubles, and two RBIs, and Monica Deadmond doubled twice. Butte (5-2) plays at noon Saturday at Folsom Lake for a doubleheader.

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Taylor added 12 points, and BLUFF 0 >> Vikings keeper Colton Geiger chipped in 11 Maisie Berens tallied two for Willows (1-22, 0-7 Sacra- saves in a scoreless draw mento Valley League). on the road. PV finished the regular Prep Girls Basketball season 12-4-5 overall and HAMILTON 64, WILLIAMS 28 4-2-5 in the Eastern Ath>> Kathryn Dowdy led with letic League. Playoff brack17 points, Ally Ponke scored ets will be released Satur16, Madison Pankratz had day. 11 and Morgan Avrit added SHASTA 3, CHICO 2 >> Isabella eight as the host Braves Abouzeid and Karina Diaz rolled to the league win. each scored in the PanHamilton (19-5, 5-2 Mid- thers’ regular-season finale Valley League) led 16-4 after as these two teams finished the first quarter and after tied atop the league standan even second quarter out- ings and ended up as coscored Williams 24-7 in the champions. third for a 49-20 advantage. Chico (15-2-1, 7-2-1 EastDURHAM 44, EAST NICOLAUS ern Athletic League) finds 27 >> Lindsey Bryant led the out its playoff seeding on Trojans with 25 points on Saturday. Shasta (14-2-1, the road as they won their 7-2-1) and the Panthers are ninth straight. vying for the top seed. Durham (20-4, 7-0 Mid- WILLOWS 2, HAMILTON 1 >> Valley League) hasn’t lost Emily Wolder and Angelsince a Jan. 6 defeat to ica Rubalcava both scored Shasta, a Division III pro- to lead the Honkers (6-11, gram, in the West Valley 5-1 Mid-Valley League) to a Holiday Classic tourney. league title. Wolder’s score The Trojans go for their was her 21st goal of the sea10th straight win with a son. home game against Hamilton at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. College Softball


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Mets, Patterson (4), McFadden (6) and Johnson; Larson, Beavers (7) and Stofiel. Top hitters —Northwest Nazarene: Price 3x4; Tabaracci 2x3. Chico State: DeVito 2x2, 2B; Steinman 2B; Henderson 2B. MENDOCINO 13, BUTTE 4

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Graveman, Barry (8), Harris (9) and Carrasco; Elder, Fugazzi (3), Traetz (7) and Roberts. Top hitters — Mendocino: Kimberly 2B, 2 RBI; Jackson 4x5, HR, 4 RBI; Alveridez 3x5, 2B; Delora 2x5, HR, 3 RBI; Brazil 3x5, 2B; Guerrero 2B, 2 RBI; Koch 2x5, 2B, 2


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Gilham and Wayne; Ramirez, O’Cull (6) and Brown. Top hitters — Chico State: Wayne 2x2, HR; Skowrup 2B, 2 RBI. CHICO STATE 4, CSU SAN BERNARDINO 3


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Hamilton — Alvarado 6, Ponke 16, Pankratz 11, Ruiz 2, Avrit 8, Trujillo 4, Dowdy 17. Williams — Davalos 3, Rolon 5, Aceves 8, Pineda 6, Bledoe 6. 3-point goals — Hamilton 3 (Ponke, Trujillo, Dowdy); Williams 4 (Davalos, Rolon, Aceves 2).

Mulock, Monahan (1), Flores (7) and Wayne; O’Cull, Ramirez (6) and Brown. Top hitters — Chico State: Worley 2x4, 2B; Marsh 3x3, HR, 3 RBI; Akins 2x3, HR. Cal State San Bernardino: Brown 2x4, HR, 2 RBI; Walker 3x3, HR; Ancona 2B.


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Berg, Lozano (3), Montaie (5) and Flynn; Thayer and Deadmond. Top hitters — Butte: J. Robicheau 3x5; B. Robicheau 2x3, HR; Thayer 3x4, 2-2B, 2 RBI; Deadmond 2x4, 2-2B.

Chico — Bragg 6, Kelly 11, B. Thomas 12, Stivers 3, Willis 5, Chiles 4, Kiesling 3, Sheridan 2, Schaefer 6. Pleasant Valley — Polander 20, Whittaker 3, Montoya 4, J. Keating 2, Kremer 20, Hamilton 13, Rick 10. 3-point goals — Chico 4 (Bragg, Kelly, Stivers, Kiesling); Pleasant Valley 6 (Polander 3, Whittaker, Hamilton, Rick). LAS PLUMAS 49, CORNING 46

Corning 15 16 6 9 — 46 Las Plumas 16 18 7 8 — 49 Corning — Rodriguez 6, Berens 4, Zoppi 18, Hoag 2, Armstrong 2, Vazquez 4, Busta 10. Las Plumas — Havens 4, Auletta 7, Worden 13, Hindman 8, Hurte 17. 3-point goals — Corning 3 (Rodriguez, Zoppi 2); Las Plumas 3 (Worden 2, Hindman).

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Local calendar Saturday COLLEGE BASEBALL Northwest Nazarene at Chico State: noon. Mendocino at Butte: 10:30 a.m.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Chico State at Cal State San Bernardino (2): 11 a.m. Butte at Folsom (2): noon.

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Lassen at Butte: 2 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lassen at Butte: 4 p.m.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Butte at Shasta Ice Breaker (Shasta College):

10 a.m.

PREP BOYS WRESTLING EAL Championships at Chico High: 10 a.m., finals 2 p.m. WSL Championships: TBA. SVL Championships (Live Oak): 10 a.m.

Monday COLLEGE WOMEN’S GOLF Chico State at Mikuni Sushi Shootout: TBA.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Portola at Biggs: 6:30 p.m.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL Portola at Biggs: 5 p.m.




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Giants poised for comeback season Off 98-loss season, San Francisco has roster to compete By Kerry Crowley Bay Area News Group

After nosediving into the National League West cellar last season, the San Francisco Giants’ front office wasn’t so much faced with a choice, but rather a directive. While teams like the Marlins, Pirates and Rays sold off stars in an effort to pinch pennies and build toward the future, a 98-loss Giants club could have joined a growing set of franchises following in the path of recent World Series champions like the Chicago Cubs and Houston Marlins and engaged in a full-fledged rebuild. Instead, San Francisco’s ownership group and management committed to adding veteran pieces to an already aging club, insisting the Giants’ window of opportunity remain cracked open for the immediate future. “That’s not our M.O., we’ve never tried to operate that way thinking that we’ve got to hard reset or a long rebuild,” vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean said. “Ours is more a year-to-year proposition and out of respect to the fans. But some of these markets aren’t as invested as ours is, especially from a fan base standpoint or as stable from an ownership standpoint.” On Friday, Giants’ executives, coaches and players gathered at AT&T Park for media day, which provided the team its first opportunity to join together since Pablo Sandoval’s walk-off home run against the Padres ended a disastrous season last October. After an offseason that featured intense pursuits of 2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton and two-way Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani, the club arrived with two other famous faces, former Rays’ third baseman Evan Longoria and former Pirates’ outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who were both acquired via offseason trades. Combined, the two established veterans bring 19 years of Major League experience, eight All-Star appearances, five Silver Slugger Awards and four Gold Gloves to a club in desperate need of firepower. Though general manager Bobby Evans sacrificed two major leaguers — Denard Span and Kyle Crick — and four prospects including highly touted infielder Christian Arroyo to reshape the team, the Giants’ core SAN FRANCISCO >>


The Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, right, last year’s AL MVP, returns to anchor the middle of the order.


The San Francisco Giants have new right fielder Andrew McCutchen and are eager to have a bounce-back year. of homegrown talent expressed overwhelming support for the franchise’s investment. “It says the most about our management and honestly Larry (Baer) and the management group,” second baseman Joe Panik said. “For them to say to Bobby and Brian, hey we’re going for it, a lot of teams are tearing down their rosters and rebuilding and trying to do the whole rebuild thing over five years. As a player that’s been here through the ups and downs, I’m so happy that Brian and Bobby were able to go out and get guys that we needed to make a push.” A s Gia nt s pitchers glowed about the chance to mix the favorable conditions of AT&T Park with an infield loaded with some of the game’s best defenders, shortstop Brandon Crawford — a back-to-back-toback Gold Glove Award winner— explained how much deeper the Giants’ lineup looks with a pair of touted right-handed bats. “I think it’s awesome, you look through our lineup and there’s not really a hole,” Crawford said. “So to add two guys that have been so great offensively through their whole careers, I think that’ll be big for us. They have power, but it’s not like they’re just home run guys. They’ll spray the ball all over the place, they’ll hit extra base hits which plays a lot better at our park.” Longoria and McCutchen have both hit 20 home runs in each of the past five seasons, a respectable feat considering no Giants player reached the 20-home run benchmark last year. Though the thick air and cavernous confines of the team’s home at China Basin could cut into their offensive numbers, they provide balance for a team that features three regulars, Panik, Crawford and Brandon Belt, who all hit from the left side

of the plate. Both marquee additions served as the face of the franchise for their respective clubs, as McCutchen rose through the ranks in Pittsburgh after being selected 11th overall in the 2005 draft while Longoria became Tampa Bay’s first homegrown star after the Rays tabbed him with the third pick in the 2006 draft. While neither player will shoulder the same burden in San Francisco, where Buster Posey leads a crew with extensive postseason experience, the Giants’ catcher was thrilled to add Longoria and is eager to team up with an old friend in McCutchen. “Cutch and I played together when we were 17 in Taiwan, the US junior Olympic team and I mean yeah, he’s a guy that’s had elite bat speed and you know, the consistency that he’s had over his career is something I appreciate,” Posey said. “It’s not easy to bring that year in and year out like he does.” While Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh bid adieu to ambassadors who carried teams through the good and the bad, a Giants’ core that failed to live up to expectations last season believes the spark Longoria and McCutchen will ignite a fire that burned out too quickly in 2017. Though there’s concern that Longoria, 32, and McCutchen, 31, are past their prime, the pair expressed optimism a crowd that routinely boasts upward of 40,000 fans could provide them with a renewed sense of energy. “Coming here throughout the years and being on the opposing side, fans have always been supportive of their team,” McCutchen said. “They’re diehards for the Giants. It was always exciting, always fun, always a great place to play. I always looked forward to coming here as a visitor, so

to be able to play at least 81 games here is going to be really exciting. Though San Francisco worked hard to swing a deal for Stanton and put forth its best sales pitch for Ohtani, manager Bruce Bochy summarized the sentiments swirling through the clubhouse after Giants’ management elected to build instead of tear down this offseason. “Euphoria,” Bochy said, when asked about his reaction to the trades. “You get a player like this after getting Evan, I mean we were all just so pumped about that happening and then on top of that, now we get Andrew who’s one of the best all-around players in the game, an impact player, I’m sure like everybody else on the club it was just a sense of excitement through everybody.” As relationships between tanking teams and frustrated fan bases reach a boiling point, the Giants are part of a smaller contingent of franchises that appear determined to field a competitive club this season. Though San Francisco still possesses enough resources to add to its roster this spring, Evans and Sabean have made a concerted effort to deliver on the wishes of an ownership group and a veteran core that expects to contend, which is an expectation more clubs would benefit from. “(I’m) excited that the organization is committed to winning and that just proves it,” Longoria said. “Being that they had a bad year last year and they’re immediately wanting to turn that around. I think that it was something that I hadn’t really experienced on this scale. Seeing that commitment first-hand. Knowing that they had the struggles that they had last year and that they wanted to turn that around immediately.”

Spring training set to open with turmoil, many moves to make By Ronald Blum The Associated Press

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won’t make the deadline. Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring training workouts on Feb. 14 draws near, a group that includes J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish. In a historically slow market, players and management are feuding publicly about riches and rules, and teams seemingly are seeking bargains like shoppers awaiting a closeout. “Some guys feel like they’re worth a little more than maybe what they’re being offered,” All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen said ahead of his first spring training since Pittsburgh traded him to San Francisco. “It’s just all about being fair.” As soon as the Houston Astros won their first World Series title last November, attention turned toward 2018 and the start of stretching in Scottsdale, catching in Clearwater and bunting in Bradenton. But there will be two camps in Bradenton — in addition to the Pirates, based there for the 50th consecutive year, the Major League Baseball Players Association is setting up a free-agent workout facility at the nearby

IMG Academy while players wait for the market to thaw. Job-seekers include pitchers Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn; reliever Greg Holland; infielder Eduardo Nunez; outfielders Carlos Gomez and Carlos Gonzalez; and catcher Jonathan Lucroy. “There are always going to be some big names available at the beginning of spring training, but there’s an exorbitant number this year,” New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. With Cincinnati, Detroit, Miami, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay in the early stage of rebuild mode, and Atlanta, the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia starting to emerge, it appears about one-third of the 30 teams have little chance for this year’s 10 playoff berths. For their fans, hope and faith are longer-term emotions going into opening day on March 29. Union head Tony Clark labels this offseason a “race to the bottom.” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto thinks more clubs may be competing for the top 2019 draft pick than for this year’s title. “There is an element or a percentage of the league that’s not particularly into signing players that might help them win, but prefer the go the other route,” he said. “You have a number of teams that have through the course of the last few years built up to what we have now.”


American fans calm in Korea with worried relatives By Claire Galofaro The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KO-

A 15-year-old American girl looked at her parents across the dinner table two weeks before they were scheduled to get on a plane for South Korea to fulfill her years-long dream of seeing the Olympics. She wanted them to know she was happy they were going, she told them, even as she worried they might not make it home. “She was nervous about it,” recalled her mother, REA >>

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The first game of the twin bill featured an early pitcher’s duel between Gilham and San Bernardino r ig ht-ha nder A ma nda Ramirez. The two hurlers matched each other through the first two innings, but Chico State broke through in the top of the third when Wendy Cardinali coaxed a one-out walk, advanced to second on a passed ball, moved to third on an infield single by Worley, and scored on a sacrifice fly.

Lisa Jansen of Bloomington, Minn. “She had a lot of friends asking, ‘Are you going to come back? Will we ever see you again?”’ Their family is among American tourists arriving in Pyeongchang, South Korea, calm and excited for the games, but with stories of family and friends so frightened by the ratcheting tension between the United States and North Korea they had warned them to stay at home. They reported family members crying and friends pledging to pray they don’t

get bombed. One mother told her daughter she would kidnap her to keep her off the plane. Their stories demonstrate the fear the North Korean regime inspires in the American mind, even as South Koreans who live within miles of the contentious border every day greet the provocations and threats of nuclear war with shrugs. Sher rel l P ippen, a 46-year-old American who has lived with her husband in South Korea for four years, said her family in Pennsylvania rou-

tinely calls when they’ve seen something worrisome in the news and beg her to move home. But she had no hesitation about attending the Olympics, because she looks around and sees her South Korean neighbors utterly calm. “When my neighbors panic, I’ll panic,” she said. “But not until then.” Katie Hollimon also didn’t hesitate to book her trip from Minnesota, but she did debate with herself whether she should wear American-themed clothes.

Gilham retired the first 11 Coyotes she faced, but had to wiggle out of basesloaded jam in the bottom of the fourth inning to preserve the Wildcats’ 1-0 lead. She was rewarded in the top of the fifth, as Skowrup’s two-out, two-run double plated Cardinali and Annie Weiss to extend Chico State’s advantage to 3-0. Wayne hit her second home run of the season in the top of the sixth on a solo shot to left field. That would turn out to be more than enough run support for Gilham, who tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh inning to lock down the Wildcats’ 4-0 victory

and cement her name in the Chico State record book. Gilham struck out four in posting her second shutout and third complete game of the season. Things started well for the Wildcats in the nightcap. Marsh provided Chico State an early lead, ripping a home run to right field with Cardinali aboard in the top of the first inning to put the ’Cats up 2-0. The Wildcats (7-0, 2-0 California Collegiate Athletic Association) scored again in the top of the third inning, as Breanna Martin singled, took third on a double by Worley and came home on a base hit by

Marsh. Chico State scored again in the fourth, courtesy of a Akins solo homer, pushing Chico State’s lead to 4-0. San Bernardino pulled to within one in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run homer by Jessica Brown. Later, the Coyotes put runners at the corners with one out, but the tying run was stranded at third when Wayne threw out pinch-runner Gabriella Bracamonte at second trying to steal, and Wildcats reliever Amanda Flores struck out Samantha Vacko to end the game, giving Chico State the 4-3 win and the doubleheader sweep.


Pleasant Valley’s Justice Keating (21) goes up for a shot against Chico High’s Rea Chiles (15) and Bishop Thomas (11) on Friday in Chico.

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ler Willis’ three-point play to end the first half. After Bishop Thomas and Rea Chiles scored in layups, the Panthers found themselves down just eight with 6:25 left in the quarter. “That was the timeout there,” Keating said. “I said guys we have to refocus there, and get better shots.” Even two minutes later, the Panthers trailed by 2214 after Stephen Schaefer scored in the paint. But that’s when senior Kevin Kremer, who had 20, and junior Cody Hamilton, who would finish with 13, each scored four points

in a 8-0 run that pushed the Vikings lead back to 16 with 3:15 left in the half. That was as close as the Panthers, now 1-7 in EAL play and 5-18 overall, got the rest of the way to their crosstown rivals. Despite that, Simmons was happy with the way his team played and competed. Daniel Kelly had 11 to lead the Panthers while the speedy Bishop Thomas scored 10. “I like coaching these guys, even though the ball hasn’t bounced our way, they’re listening,” Simmons said. “And they’re playing for each other. To their credit, they are focused and every day they step on that practice floor, they’re looking to get better.”






Lillard scores 50 points, Trail Blazers beat Kings Cauley-Stein has 19 points in loss for Sacramento


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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives against Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph during the second half Friday in Sacramento.

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ers up 92-74. He made two 3s during the run and silenced the crowd when he drove the left side of the lane and flipped the ball in with his right hand. Sacramento made five consecutive 3s in the fourth quarter, four by Buddy Hield, and pulled within 107-94 with 4:45 left. Shabazz Napier made a 3-pointer for Portland to stop the Kings’ surge. Willie Cauley-Stein had 19 points and six rebounds, and Zach Randolph added 17 points and nine boards for Sacramento. Lillard had 14 points and made three of Portland’s six 3-pointers in the first quarter. Evan Turner

hit an off-balance 11-footer to end the period and put the Blazers up 33-31. After Randolph’s layup over Nurkic pulled Sacramento within 49-47 in the second, Lillard scored nine consecutive points and then added a 17-foot stepback jumper with 1.7 seconds left to put Portland up 62-52 at halftime.

Tip-Ins Iman Shumpert, who was part of the trade that sent George Hill to Cleveland, arrived for the game but did not suit up. ... Skal Labissiere (left rotator cuff strain) expects to come back after the AllStar break. KINGS >>

Cavaliers begin reboot with win LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful start to their reboot. A day after unloading six players, including guards Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, in three trades, the Cavaliers were in a state of transition. They had only nine available players against the Hawks, but Korver more than made up for a short bench. James had 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds. Jeff Green, also coming off

Colorado California







The Associated Press

Styles 0-1 0-0 0, West 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 31-65 13-15 78.


By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press

Damian Lillard scored 22 of his season-high 50 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 118-100 on Friday night. Lillard scored at will, making 16 of 26 shots — including eight 3-pointers — and all 10 of his free-throw attempts. He reached the half-century mark by the end of the third period and sat the entire fourth. Lillard, who also had six assists, joined teammate C.J. McCollum and Houston’s James Harden as the only players to score 50 points through three quarters this season. Maur ice Hark less added 15 points, McCollum scored 13 and Ed Davis had five points and 14 rebounds for Portland, which made 15 3-pointers. The Blazers were coming off an overtime win in Charlotte on Thursday that snapped a threegame losing streak. Lillard, Portland’s lone All-Star this season, scored 15 points during a 17-0 run that closed out the third quarter and put the Blaz-


the bench, had 24 points. HEAT 91, BUCKS 85 >> Dwyane Wade returned with a quiet game, but his mere presence got a rise out of Heat fans, and teammates Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson led the way as Miami snapped a five-game losing streak and capped a celebratory night. CLIPPERS 108, PISTONS 95

Lou Williams scored 26 points, and Los Angeles handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit. >>


points and helped Indiana recover after blowing a 26-point lead to beat Boston. 76ERS 100, PELICANS 82

Joel Embiid scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Dario Saric had 24 points and four 3s as Philadelphia rolled over New Orleans. JAZZ 106, HORNETS 94 >> Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and previewed his Slam Dunk Contest appearance with two tomahawk jams, and Utah extended its league-best winning streak to eight. >>

James Harden scored 28 points, Clint Capela BULLS 114, TIMBERWOLVES added 23 points with a ca- 113 >> Zach LaVine scored reer-high 25 rebounds and 35 points against his forHouston never trailed in a mer team, and the Bulls lopsided win over Denver. spoiled Jimmy Butler’s rePACERS 97, CELTICS 91 >> turn to Chicago with a vicVictor Oladipo scored 35 tory over Minnesota. >>

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Trail Blazers 118, Kings 100 TRAIL BLAZERS (118)

Harkless 6-9 1-1 15, Aminu 2-6 0-0 5, Nurkic 3-7 0-0 6, Lillard 16-26 10-10 50, McCollum 5-13 0-0 11, Layman 0-0 0-0 0, Swanigan 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 2-3 1-1 5, Collins 0-6 4-4 4, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0, Napier 5-5 0-0 13, Connaughton 3-6 0-0 6, Turner 1-6 1-2 3. Totals 43-88 17-18 118. KINGS (100)

Jackson 5-10 0-1 10, Cauley-Stein 8-14 3-5 19, Randolph 6-11 3-3 17, Fox 3-9 7-9 13, Bogdanovic 4-14 1-1 10, Koufos 5-7 0-0 10, Carter 1-5 0-0 2, Hield 5-12 1-2 16, Temple 1-8 0-0 3. Totals 38-90 15-21 100. Portland Sacramento

33 29 30 26 — 118 31 21 22 26 — 100

3-Point Goals: Portland 15-35 (Lillard 8-13, Napier 3-3, Harkless 2-3, McCollum 1-4, Aminu 1-4, Turner 0-1, Connaughton 0-2, Collins 0-5), Sacramento 9-23 (Hield 5-9, Randolph 2-2, Bogdanovic 1-3, Temple 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Fox 0-2, Carter 0-3); Fouled out: None; Rebounds: Portland 45 (Davis 14), Sacramento 43 (Randolph 9); Assists: Portland 18 (Lillard 6), Sacramento 25 (Fox 9); Total fouls: Portland 21, Sacramento 19; Technicals: Sacramento coach Kings (Defensive three second); A: 17,583 (17,608).

College basketball MEN’S TOP 25 FARED Friday 1. Villanova (22-2) did not play. 2. Virginia (23-1) did not play. 3. Purdue (23-3) did not play. 4. Michigan State (23-3) did not play. 5. Xavier (22-3) did not play. 6. Cincinnati (22-2) did not play. 7. Texas Tech (20-4) did not play. 8. Auburn (21-3) did not play. 9. Duke (19-5) did not play. 10. Kansas (19-5) did not play. 11. Saint Mary’s (24-2) did not play. 12. Gonzaga (22-4) did not play. 13. Arizona (19-6) did not play. 14. Ohio State (21-5) did not play. 15. Tennessee (18-5) did not play. 16. Clemson (20-4) did not play. 17. Oklahoma (16-7) did not play. 18. Rhode Island (20-3) beat Davidson 72-59. 19. West Virginia (18-6) did not play. 20. Michigan (19-7) did not play. 21. North Carolina (18-7) did not play. 22. Wichita State (18-5) did not play. 23. Nevada (20-5) did not play. 24. Kentucky (17-7) did not play. 25. Miami (18-5) did not play.



The red, white and blue-clad group was led into the stadium by flag bearer Erin Hamlin of Remsen, New York, a 2014 luge bronze medalist.

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similarities, rather than their differences and rivalries. The countries entered the stadium in alphabetical order according to their names as rendered in Korean with the exception of Greece, which by tradition enters first, and the host country, which enters last. The U.S. delegation numbers 244 but not all athletes participated in the ceremony because of their training or competition schedules. The red, white, and blue-clad group was led into the stadium by flag bearer Erin Hamlin of Remsen, New York, a 2014 luge bronze medalist. With Russia banned from the Games because of its past systematic, stateled doping operations, ath-

letes from that Olympic power marched under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia and were preceded by a flag emblazoned with the Olympic rings. And the well-oiled, shirtless Tongan flag bearer from the 2016 Rio Summer Games, Pita Taufatofua, again delighted the crowd by marching shirtless and well-oiled in temperatures that didn’t much exceed 20 degrees. He competed in taekwando at the Rio Olympics and will compete in cross-country skiing here as his country’s only representative. Athletes smiled and waved and, of course, took selfies as they paraded around the stadium and to their seats in the stands. “You will inspire us,” Bach said, adding that competing as clean athletes would be imperative for athletes to respect their sports and each other. He

also praised the Koreans’ cooperation at the Games. “We all join and support you in your message of peace,” he said. After Bach’s remarks, Moon Jae-in, the president of the Republic of Korea, declared the Games open. His words touched off a show of colorful lights and fireworks, and exultant music. The Olympic flag was carried into the stadium by eight Korean athletes of varying age, all wearing traditional costumes, and the Olympic oath was administered. Ending a 101-day torch relay that involved 7,500 torchbearers, the Olympic flame entered the stadium and the Olympic cauldron was ignited by Korean figure skater Yuna Kim, the 2010 Olympic women’s figure skating champion and 2014 silver medalist. The flame will burn throughout the Games.

Friday 1. UConn (23-0) did not play. 2. Mississippi State (25-0) did not play. 3. Baylor (22-1) did not play. 4. Louisville (25-1) did not play. 5. Notre Dame (22-2) did not play. 6. Texas (19-4) did not play. 7. South Carolina (19-5) did not play. 8. UCLA (19-4) vs. Arizona. Next: 9. Oregon (21-4) at Washington. 10. Maryland (21-3) did not play. 11. Tennessee (20-4) did not play. 12. Florida State (20-4) did not play. 13. Ohio State (20-5) did not play. 14. Texas A&M (19-6) did not play. 15. Missouri (19-5) did not play. 16. Oregon State (18-6) beat Washington State 63-61, OT. 17. Stanford (17-8) beat Utah 70-49. 18. Georgia (21-3) did not play. 19. Duke (19-6) did not play. 20. Green Bay (21-2) did not play. 21. Michigan (20-6) did not play. 22. Oklahoma State (17-6) did not play. 23. N.C. State (19-6) did not play. 24. TCU (16-7) did not play. 25. Arizona State (17-8) lost to Southern Cal 74-65. FAR WEST

California 78, Colorado 76 Hawaii 59, Cal St.-Fullerton 54 Idaho 85, E. Washington 71 Oregon 76, Washington 63 Oregon St. 63, Washington St. 61 Southern Cal 77, Arizona St. 62 Stanford 70, Utah 49 UCLA 69, Arizona 46

Cal 78, Colorado 76 COLORADO (12-12)

Jank 0-3 3-4 3, Correal 10-14 0-0 20, Caylao-Do 2-5 1-1 5, Leonard 5-12 4-5 16, Robinson 7-19 3-4 19, Curtis 1-1 0-0 2, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Hollingshed 3-5 0-0 6, Knight 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 2-3 0-0 5, Totals 30-62 11-14 76. CALIFORNIA (16-8)

Anigwe 6-8 2-2 14, Davidson 4-9 2-2 10, Cowling 8-14 1-3 17, Smith 3-14 0-0 6, Thomas 4-9 8-8 18, Brown 6-9 0-0 13,

9 20 27 20 — 76 12 20 24 22 — 78

3-Point Goals_Colorado 5-17 (Jank 0-1, Caylao-Do 0-1, Leonard 2-5, Robinson 2-9, Thomas 1-1), California 3-13 (Cowling 0-3, Smith 0-4, Thomas 2-5, Brown 1-1). Assists_Colorado 17 (Leonard 9), California 16 (Smith 5). Fouled Out_Colorado Jank, Rebounds_Colorado 33 (Jank 8), California 34 (Davidson 9). Total Fouls_Colorado 16, California 14. Technical Fouls_None.A_1,774.

No. 17 Stanford 70, Utah 49 UTAH (15-9)

Huff 2-8 1-4 5, Potter 4-7 4-6 12, Provo 4-11 4-5 14, Bean 2-7 0-0 5, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, BoClair 2-7 0-0 5, Corbin 0-1 0-0 0, Jacobs 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 2-6 0-2 4, Moore 2-5 0-0 4, Totals 18-55 9-17 49. STANFORD (17-8)

Johnson 4-6 0-0 8, Smith 3-8 1-2 8, McPhee 7-11 2-2 18, Sniezek 3-7 2-2 11, Williams 3-9 0-0 7, Dodson 3-4 0-0 6, Fingall 4-4 0-0 10, Jerome 0-0 0-0 0, Moschkau 0-1 0-0 0, Coffee 0-2 0-0 0, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Carrington 1-8 0-0 2, Romano 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 28-62 5-6 70. Utah Stanford

9 6 19 15 — 49 20 19 18 13 — 70

3-Point Goals_Utah 4-20 (Huff 0-3, Provo 2-6, Bean 1-2, Williams 0-2, BoClair 1-2, Clark 0-3, Moore 0-2), Stanford 9-26 (Smith 1-4, McPhee 2-5, Sniezek 3-3, Williams 1-7, Fingall 2-2, Moschkau 0-1, Coffee 0-1, Carrington 0-2, Wilson 0-1); Assists: Utah 8 (Provo 2), Stanford 17 (Williams 5); Fouled Out: None; Rebounds: Utah 36 (Potter 9), Stanford 37 (Williams 6); Total Fouls: Utah 10, Stanford 16. Technical Fouls_None.A_3,200.



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Washington 54 32 17 5 69 169 156 Pittsburgh 56 30 22 4 64 172 170 New Jersey 53 27 18 8 62 159 159 Philadelphia 54 26 19 9 61 157 158 N.Y. Islanders 56 27 23 6 60 191 207 Carolina 55 25 21 9 59 148 165 Columbus 54 27 23 4 58 141 154 N.Y. Rangers 55 26 24 5 57 161 171 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Thursday’s games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Calgary 3, New Jersey 2 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 3 Ottawa 4, Nashville 3, OT Tampa Bay 5, Vancouver 2 Arizona 4, Minnesota 3, OT St. Louis 6, Colorado 1 Dallas 4, Chicago 2 Vegas 5, San Jose 3 Friday’s games Washington 4, Columbus 2 N.Y. Islanders 7, Detroit 6, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Calgary 3 Los Angeles 3, Florida 1 Carolina 4, Vancouver 1 St. Louis 5, Winnipeg 2 Dallas 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Saturday’s games Buffalo at Boston, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 4 p.m. Nashville at Montreal, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 4 p.m. Colorado at Carolina, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 5 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 7 p.m.

Billy Horschel.....................71s-69m_140 -3 Bronson Burgoon...............70m-70p_140 -3 Keith Mitchell..................... 67s-73m_140 -3 Tom Lovelady..................... 72s-68m_140 -3 Zecheng Dou.........................67p-74s_141 -3 Alex Cejka............................ 69s-72m_141 -2 Gary Woodland.................. 69s-72m_141 -2 Brandt Snedeker................ 71s-70m_141 -2 Grayson Murray..................74p-68s_142 -2 Kevin Chappell...................73s-68m_141 -2 D.A. Points........................... 70s-71m_141 -2 Martin Piller........................68m-73p_141 -2 Talor Gooch......................... 67m-74p_141 -2 Chris Kirk............................. 67m-74p_141 -2 Dominic Bozzelli.................69m-72p_141 -2 Zac Blair............................... 69s-72m_141 -2 Johnson Wagner.................73p-69s_142 -2 Russell Knox....................... 71s-70m_141 -2 Brendon de Jonge............... 69p-73s_142 -2 Scott Piercy......................... 71p-71s_142 -2 Adam Schenk...................... 71m-70p_141 -2 Sam Ryder............................73p-69s_142 -2 Chesson Hadley.................68m-74p_142 -1 James Hahn.........................74s-68m_142 -1 Rory McIlroy....................... 68s-74m_142 -1 Joel Dahmen........................ 71p-72s_143 -1 Rod Pampling.....................69m-73p_142 -1 Brian Stuard........................72m-70p_142 -1 Brice Garnett....................... 71p-72s_143 -1 Rory Sabbatini....................68m-74p_142 -1 Robert Streb........................ 71p-72s_143 -1 J.J. Henry.............................. 71p-72s_143 -1 William McGirt...................73s-69m_142 -1 Brett Stegmaier.................. 72p-71s_143 -1 George McNeill..................... 70p-74s_144 E Nick Taylor............................75p-69s_144 E Billy Hurley III....................... 74p-70s_144 E Andrew Putnam..................70m-73p_143 E Nicholas Lindheim..............68m-75p_143 E Paul Dunne........................... 71s-72m_143 E Jonathan Byrd...................... 73p-71s_144 E Ben Martin...........................68m-75p_143 E Vijay Singh............................75p-69s_144 E Scott Brown.......................... 73p-71s_144 E Corey Conners.....................68m-75p_143 E Hunter Mahan...................71s-73m_144 +1 Maverick McNealy............ 74s-70m_144 +1 Stuart Appleby.................. 73s-71m_144 +1 Lanto Griffin.......................76p-69s_145 +1 Steve Wheatcroft..............71m-73p_144 +1 Mike Weir...........................77s-67m_144 +1 Jim Herman........................70m-74p_144 +1 Cameron Davis...................73p-72s_145 +1 Ben Silverman...................70m-74p_144 +1 Seamus Power...................72m-72p_144 +1 Colt Knost...........................76s-69m_145 +2 Tyler Duncan....................... 72p-74s_146 +2 Austin Cook......................... 72p-74s_146 +2 Luke Donald.......................75s-70m_145 +2 Shawn Stefani...................72s-73m_145 +2 Fabián Gómez..................... 72p-74s_146 +2 Mac Hughes....................... 71s-74m_145 +2 Kelly Kraft..........................73s-72m_145 +2 Ernie Els..............................77s-68m_145 +2 Greg Chalmers..................70m-75p_145 +2 Charlie Beljan....................72m-74p_146 +3 Matt Jones........................... 74p-73s_147 +3 Kevin Kisner.......................71s-75m_146 +3 Matt Every..........................70m-76p_146 +3 Tom Hoge............................75p-72s_147 +3 Richy Werenski................ 73m-73p_146 +3 David Hearn........................71p-77s_148 +4 Rick Lamb............................ 74p-74s_148 +4 Adam Scott........................77s-70m_147 +4 Kyle Thompson..................72s-75m_147 +4 Tim Herron.......................... 75p-74s_149 +5 Cody Gribble......................75s-73m_148 +5 Jerry Kelly...........................72s-76m_148 +5 Andrew Yun........................75s-73m_148 +5 Stewart Cink.......................73p-77s_150 +6 Derek Ernst.......................69m-80p_149 +6 Roberto Díaz......................75m-74p_149 +6 Ken Duke.............................79s-70m_149 +6 Conrad Shindler.................75p-75s_150 +6

BOCA RATON CHAMPIONSHIP PAR Friday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,807; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Mark Calcavecchia..................34-30—64 -8 Rocco Mediate.......................... 32-33—65 -7 Jeff Maggert..............................34-31—65 -7 Fred Funk................................... 34-32—66 -6 Bernhard Langer...................... 33-33—66 -6 Jesper Parnevik........................ 33-33—66 -6 Steve Flesch.............................. 33-34—67 -5 Michael Allen............................ 31-36—67 -5 John Daly................................... 33-34—67 -5 Kirk Triplett............................... 34-33—67 -5 Jerry Smith................................ 33-34—67 -5 Paul Goydos.............................. 35-32—67 -5 Duffy Waldorf........................... 33-34—67 -5 Kent Jones................................. 34-33—67 -5 Russ Cochran............................ 32-36—68 -4 Kevin Sutherland.....................34-34—68 -4 Gene Sauers..............................35-33—68 -4 Carlos Franco...........................34-34—68 -4

Tennis ATP WORLD TOUR ECUADOR OPEN RESULTS Friday At Club Jacaranda Quito, Ecuador Purse: $501,345 (WT250) Surface: Clay-Outdoor

Singles Quarterfinals Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain, def. Nicolas Jarry (8), Chile, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Andrej Martin, Slovakia, def. Corentin Moutet, France, 6-3, 6-4. Thiago Monteiro, Brazil, def. Gael Monfils (3), France, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Gerald Melzer, Austria, 6-2, 6-4.




Friday At Sud de France Arena-Montpellier Montpellier, France Purse: $624,335 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Indoor

Friday At p-Pebble Beach GL, Yardage: 6,816; Par: 72 At s-Spyglass Hill, Yardage: 6,953; Par: 72 At m-Monterey Peninsula, Yardage: 6,958; Par: 71 Pebble Beach, Calif. Purse: $7.4 million Second Round Dustin Johnson.................67s-64m_131 -12 Beau Hossler......................65p-67s_132 -12 Troy Merritt........................ 67p-67s_134 -10 Julian Suri..........................66s-67m_133 -10 Phil Mickelson................... 69s-65m_134 -9 Jon Rahm............................ 67m-67p_134 -9 Aaron Wise......................... 65m-69p_134 -9 Kevin Streelman................ 65s-69m_134 -9 Jason Day........................... 69s-65m_134 -9 Steve Stricker.................... 69s-65m_134 -9 Tyrone Van Aswegen....... 67m-68p_135 -8 Patrick Rodgers................ 70s-65m_135 -8 Chris Stroud....................... 68s-68m_136 -7 Will Zalatoris......................67s-69m_136 -7 Eric Axley........................... 69m-67p_136 -7 Peter Malnati..................... 67m-69p_136 -7 Paul Casey........................... 67p-70s_137 -7 Matt Kuchar........................66s-71m_137 -6 Cameron Tringale.............. 70p-68s_138 -6 Denny McCarthy................ 72p-66s_138 -6 Jason Kokrak......................70s-67m_137 -6 Jimmy Walker.................... 68s-69m_137 -6 Cameron Percy.................. 66m-72p_138 -5 Chez Reavie..........................67p-72s_139 -5 Rafa Cabrera Bello............ 69m-69p_138 -5 Pat Perez............................ 68m-70p_138 -5 Patrick Cantlay.................. 66m-72p_138 -5 Jonathan Randolph........... 69s-69m_138 -5 Stephan Jaeger....................68p-71s_139 -5 Daniel Summerhays......... 70s-68m_138 -5 Russell Henley................... 68m-70p_138 -5 Kevin Na.............................. 70s-68m_138 -5 Ted Potter, Jr........................68p-71s_139 -5 Robert Garrigus..................70p-69s_139 -5 Brian Gay............................ 69s-69m_138 -5 Jonas Blixt...........................67m-71p_138 -5 Jordan Spieth..................... 72s-66m_138 -5 Sam Saunders................... 72s-66m_138 -5 Ryan Blaum........................ 68m-71p_139 -4 Sean O’Hair........................ 69m-70p_139 -4 Trey Mullinax..................... 72s-67m_139 -4 J.T. Poston............................71p-69s_140 -4 K.J. Choi.............................. 69m-70p_139 -4 Nick Watney....................... 70s-69m_139 -4 Branden Grace....................68p-72s_140 -4 Ryan Armour........................70p-70s_140 -4 Brandon Harkins............... 68m-71p_139 -4 J.B. Holmes...........................71p-69s_140 -4 Matt Atkins........................ 72m-67p_139 -4 Rob Oppenheim...................67p-73s_140 -4 Bubba Watson................... 68m-71p_139 -4 Aaron Baddeley................. 70m-69p_139 -4 Sangmoon Bae....................71p-69s_140 -4 Bryson DeChambeau....... 70m-69p_139 -4 Ben Crane.............................68p-72s_140 -4 Xinjun Zhang........................68p-72s_140 -4 Shane Lowry.......................67m-73p_140 -3 Vaughn Taylor.....................70m-70p_140 -3 Charley Hoffman................67m-73p_140 -3 Scott Stallings.....................72p-69s_141 -3 Nate Lashley.......................70m-70p_140 -3 Derek Fathauer.................... 69p-72s_141 -3 Ricky Barnes........................ 70p-71s_141 -3 Patrick Reed........................75p-66s_141 -3

Singles Quarterfinals David Goffin (1), Belgium, def. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Richard Gasquet (5), France, def. Damir Dzumhur (4), Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-4, 6-2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3), France, def. Andrey Rublev (6), Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Lucas Pouille (2), France, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-1, 6-4.

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Singles Quarterfinals Marius Copil, Romania, def. Gilles Muller (3), Luxembourg, 6-4, 6-4. Jozef Kovalik, Slovakia, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Stan Wawrinka (1), Switzerland, def. Viktor Troicki (6), Serbia, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Mirza Basic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Maximilian Marterer, Germany, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

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Can mother mend ties with daughter? I need some help with my oldest daughter. I divorced their father when my girls were under the age of five. My ex was an alcoholic and heavy smoker who was — at best — spotty with child support. I was a great earner and provided for the girls. We had dinner together every night and I never missed an activity. Their father Amy died three Dickinson years ago Ask Amy from lung cancer. Both daughters are successful and doing well, but my oldest, at 34, is still unmarried and very unhappy about it. This daughter criticizes me endlessly. Endlessly. If I adjust a behavior that bothers her, she picks something else to rag on me about. Honestly, it’s exhausting. I find myself communicating with her less often, and mostly by text. I can’t have a conversation with her — even through text — about anything without a jab. We share an Amazon Prime video account and she will even critique my choices about what I watch! I am close to her best friend, and I will text this friend before I do my daughter, who then gets insulted and comes after me for THAT. I find all of this disrespectful. As a parent, I’m sure I made mistakes but I don’t think I deserve this constant dressing down. It’s almost as if the roles are reversed and she is now raising ME! I have a good job, a nice DEAR AMY »

husband whom she likes, a lovely home, friends, etc. I’m not sure what she gets from abusing me, and even though I want a relationship with her, it is becoming just too hard to take. Your advice? — Put Down Mom DEAR MOM » You mention that your daughter’s treatment is a sort of role reversal, in that she is now acting like a parent to you. This is a problem. If you see degrading treatment as somehow “parental,” then perhaps there is something to your own parenting which might have contributed to this behavior. It’s something to think about. One bonus of having adult children is that parents can expect their children to (finally) behave like adults. Is this treatment that you would tolerate from any other adult? I doubt it. And so you should not tolerate it from your own daughter. Why are you sharing an Amazon Prime account? Why are you communicating with her best friend? These are two choices that you could quickly change. You should stop adjusting your own behavior to please her. Convey that if she wants to have an active relationship with you, she will have to adjust her own behavior.

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President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter, wishing him well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional abuse. Trump’s comments set off a firestorm at a time of national conversation about the mistreatment of women. And they came amid rampant White House fingerpointing about who knew what, and when, about the severity of the spousal abuse allegations. Trump said Porter, who WASHINGTON >>


A private memorial graveside service will be held for Paris Gray Moore at the Prattville Pioneer Cemetery. Paris passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Enloe Hospital. He was born September 9, 1929 to William and Rena Moore in Platte City, Missouri. Paris graduated from Ontario High School and Chaffey Junior College before he enlisted in the Army. On June 15th 1948 he married Arlus Deay in Ottawa, KS and in September of that year they moved to Chico. Paris retired as Northern District Manager of California Water Service in 1992. He was a 50 year member of Chico – Leland Stanford Lodge #111 F&AM, Chico Host Lions Club and Chico Elks Lodge #423. Paris enjoyed playing golf, spending summers at Lake Almanor since 1958, and traveling in his motorhome. His survivors include his wife of 69 years, Arlus Moore of Chico; two children, Connie (Terry) Moore of Chico, Bruce Moore of Chico; three grandchildren, Shane, Tyler and Dustin Rainey. He was preceded in death by his brother Grant Moore. Condolences may be made to the family at Donations may be made to the Enloe Hospital Foundation in care of Brusie Funeral Home.

resigned when the abuse allegations became public this week, had “worked hard” at the White House and wished him well. “It’s a, obviously, tough time for him. He did a very good job w hen he was in the W hite House. And we hope he has a wonder f ul caPorter reer,” Trump said in his first comments on the allegations against the onetime rising West Wing star. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent,” Trump added. He gave no nod to the

treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter’s resignation, but which he vehemently denies. Trump’s comments drew immediate condemnation from women’s groups and Democrats. They came amid swirling questions about how White House chief of staff John Kelly had handled the matter and whether he could maintain his job despite Trump’s growing frustration. They also raised questions about how seriously the president takes allegations of domestic abuse. A lso Friday, a second White House staffer, speechwriter David Sorensen, resigned as a result of abuse allegations. Spokesman Raj Shah said

the White House learned Thursday night about the allegations before being contacted by the media. “We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today,” said Shah. Sorensen worked for the Council on Environmental Quality, which is part of the Executive Office of the President. Kelly, meanwhile, tried to push his own timeline concerning Porter, repeating a narrative he had presented Friday at a senior staff meeting that contradicts accounts provided by multiple White House officials. Kelly said he found out only Tuesday night that the accusations against Porter “were true.” “Forty minutes later he


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For all of Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics, the images of the two Koreas marching together — and their officials shaking hands — at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula proved impossible to counteract. Pence spent the days leading up to Friday’s opening ceremonies warnREA >>

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stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president’s refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts. U.S. officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North — a point Pence drilled home in private meetings with Moon on Thursday. But North Korea’s terrible record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind as Moon warmly greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the country’s 90-year-old nominal head of state. Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who ha s shared the American skepticism of warming inter-Korean relations, greeted Kim Yong Nam. At an earlier VIP recep-

tion for delegation leaders, Pence arrived late and stayed for just 5 minutes — and did not interact with the delegation from the North. “The Koreans will think it’s a mood kill,” said Frank Jannuzi, an expert on East Asia at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington. He criticized the Trump administration for straining too hard to signal disgust of Kim Jong Un’s government. “The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate. But the Olympic moment that President Moon is trying to generate here is not a time to nurse those grievances,” Jannuzi said. “It’s a time to focus on messages of reconciliation and peace.” As it turned out, with the two Koreas celebrating a moment of unity, the United States was left outmaneuvered by an adversary and out of step with an ally.

was gone,” Kelly said. Other White House officials have said it was the release of the photos Wednesday morning that sealed Porter’s fate. The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. The chief of staff’s handling of the matter has drawn the ire of Trump, according to two people who speak to the president regularly but are not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations. Trump has complained that Kelly did not bring the Porter allegations to him sooner, adding to his frustrations about the chief of staff’s attempts to control him and Kelly’s recent inf lammator y comments about immigrants.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DETAIL-IN HD 3724 Olive Highway Ste 4 Oroville, CA 95966 County of Butte Harvey Lee Jr. Denson 647 Carpino Ave Pittsburg, CA 94565 B e g a n Transacting Business: Not Applicable S t a t e m e n t Expires On: 12/11/2022 Business Is Conducted By: Individual This statement was filed in the office of CANDACE J. GRUBBS, County Clerk of Butte County, on December 11, N. 2017, By: Roybal, Deputy. FBN Number: 20170001635 Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT REFILE WITH CHANGE The following person(s) is (are) doing business as IDEAL STEEL BUILDINGS 2576 Hwy 32 Chico, CA 95973 County of Butte IDEAL AUTO SALES OF CHICO, INC 2576 Hwy 32 Chico, CA 95973 Original FBN Number: 20130001606 Began Transacting Business: 1/1/2013 Statement Expires On: 1/5/2013 Business Is Conducted By: Corporation This statement was filed in the office of CANDACE J. GRUBBS, County Clerk of Butte County, on January 5, 2018 By: T . C O L V I N , Deputy FBN Number: 2018-000027 Publish: 1/20, 1/27. 2/3, 2/10/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DEWITT P H Y S I C A L THERAPY, INC. County of Butte Dewitt Physical Therapy, Inc. 2724 Soquel Ave Suite B Santa Cruz, CA 95062 B e g a n Transacting Business: Not Applicable S t a t e m e n t Expires On: 12/14/2022 Business Is Conducted By: Corporation This statement was filed in the office of CANDACE J. GRUBBS, County Clerk of Butte County, on December 14, 2017, By: J. Silva, Deputy. FBN Number: 20170001648 Publish: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17/2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BRAVE COFFEE at 4232 Kiwi Ln, Chico, CA 95973 County of Butte. Brave Coffee; BRAVE COFFEE LLC 4232 Kiwi Ln, Chico, CA 95973; Began Transacting Business: N/A Statement Expires On: 1/24/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LAB BAR AND GRILL 2 5 0 Cohasset Rd Chico, CA 95926 County of Butte Kevin’s Lab, Inc. 1270 E 1st Ave Chico, CA 95928 Began Transacting Business: Not Applicable Statement Expires On: 2/6/2023 Business Is Conducted By: Coporation This statement was filed in the office of CANDACE J. GRUBBS, County Clerk of Butte County, on February 6, 2018, By: N. Roybal, Deputy. FBN Number: 2018-0000192 Publish: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3/2018 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by Paradise Unified School District located at 6696 Clark Rd., Paradise, CA 95969. Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. March 7, 2018, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A mandatory pre-bid walkthrough will be held at 1:00 p.m. on February 21, 2018, at the district office located at 6696 Clark Rd., Paradise, CA 95969. Telephone, Facsimile, or Emailed bids will not be accepted and will automatically be rejected. The bids must be clearly marked “Bid for roofing project”. A California Contractor’s License C-39, Registration with Department of Industrial Relations per SB 854 requirements, and bonds will be required. 2/10, 2/17/2018 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for financial auditing services will be received by Paradise Unified School District located at 6696 Clark Rd., Paradise, CA 95969. Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. February 28, 2018, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Telephone, Facsimile, or Emailed bids will not be accepted and will automatically be rejected. The bids must be clearly marked “RFP Auditing Services”. RFP specifications and requirements can be obtained at no charge at the Paradise Unified School District office, or by calling 530-8726400 (x233). 2/10, 2/17/2018 LIEN SALE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 3071 AND 3072 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, THE UNDERSIGNED, SINCLAIR’S AUTOMOTIVE & TOWING 6475 SKYWAY PARADISE, CA 95969 WILL SELL AT PUBLIC SALE ON; FEBRUARY 23, 2018 10:00AM THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:

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y appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DEBORA YOUNG SBN 250106 LAW OFFICE OF DEBORA YOUNG 11500 W. OLYMPIC BLVD. STE 400 LOS ANGELES CA 90064 2/10, 2/12, 2/17/18 CNS-3098108# C H I C O ENTERPRISERECORD SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso) 17CV03169 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (Aviso al Demandado): Tera A. Hickerson YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo Esta Demandando el Demandante) Donald A. Slinkard, as sole Trustee of the Don and Bonnie Slindard Family Trust, dated April 11, 2008 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.c, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other l e g a l requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a non-profit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcali, the California Courts Online Self-Help C e n t e r (www.courtinfo.c elfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO

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despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una l l a m a d a telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de Califo rnia ( gov)en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso p o r incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un a b o g a d o inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal S e r v i c e s , (www.lawhelpcali, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre c u a l q u i e r recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso de derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Butte County Superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95928 The name, address and

t e l e p h o n e number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Butte County superior Court 1775 Concord Ave Chico, CA 95973 The name and address, and t e l e p h o n e number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, a del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Douglas B. Jacobs Jacobs, Anderson, Potter and Chaplin LLP 20 Independence Circle, Chico CA 95973 (530) 342-6144 DATE: October 31, 2017 (Fecha) Kimberly Flener, Clerk (Secretario) by: M. Irmer, Deputy (Adjunto) Seal NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: Lot 39, as shown on that certain map entitled, “HIGHLAND GARDENS SUBD.", which map was filed in the office of the Recorder of the County of Butte, State of California, February 21, 1952 in Book 19 of Maps, at pages 13 and 14. M O R E COMMONLY KNOWN AS 709 POPPY LANE, P A R A D IS E , CALIFORNIA. Publish: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3/2018

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Amazing development potential! Tentative subdivision map for approximately 190 (.25ac) lots conditionally approved by City of Oroville for this 56+/- acre property. Located near schools, ball parks, Thermalito Forebay, Butte County administrative offices, Superior Court, and less than 25 minutes from Chico, this property is prime for development. Previous design layouts, engineer estimates and studies available for reference. $1,000,000

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Beautiful custom home located in the desirable California Park neighborhood. The minute you open the front door you will be impressed with the stunning hardwood floors, the open floor plan and the VIEW! The home over looks the California Park Lake and has easy backyard access to the private walking trails that are a feature of this area. If you enjoy quality, custom, light and bright, open kitchens, this home has one!! Lovely split floor plan with the master privately tucked on one end of the home with custom master bedroom closet. Formal dining and nook area for plenty of entertaining options! One bonus to this wonderful home is downstairs is a bonus room that could be a game room, office space, playroom or whatever your needs may be. There is an extra amount of storage options as well. The grounds are mature and gorgeous!! This home really has it all with the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,738 sq feet on .26 of an acre. ...................................... $585,000

Great room design living/dining area with beautiful tile flooring, open wood beam ceiling, woodstove on a brick hearth and redwood walls to add a warm cozy feeling! This wonderful 4 bed/3 bath, 1,880 sq foot home offers maple cabinets throughout, indoor laundry room, extra built in cabinets, easy care yard, 2-car attached garage and covered back patio area. All of this located on the West side of Chico ..................................................................................................... $340,000 2-homes on this .77 of an acre parcel located in town!! The main home offers 3 bed/2 bth, with the most beautiful redwood interior ceiling and walls in the living and family room that it extremely impressive and a rare find. Approx. 2,900 sq ft with a separate home that offers 3 bed/2 bth, 1,200 sq feet with 8-car carport, wine/cooled temp room, and private from the main home. A detached spa building with bathroom, sauna, and inground spa. Two lovely brick covered patios with one offering a built in bar be que area. This home is designed for entertaining. ...................................... $575,000





Beautiful Senior (55 and older) manufactured home located in Springfield Manor. Special touches include custom bookcase in the living room, custom China hutch in the dining, new carpet in the living room, and a very nice open floor plan!! 2 bed 2 bath, 1,512 sq ft. Lovely backyard, fenced yard and covered patio.................................................................$122,500

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Zillow Faces New Lawsuit Over ‘Zestimates’ One of the bigger stories this month in real estate involves one of the fastest rising and most powerful players in the real estate online marketplace. The following is a news wire piece from C.A.R. (The California Association of Real Estate). In a lawsuit filed this week, a New Jersey brokerage is accusing Zillow of hiding its “Zestimate” home valuation tool on certain residential listings at the request of brokers who have special contracts with the site. The brokerage, EJ MGT, says Zillow’s actions violate federal antitrust laws. The case stems from a listing the brokerage had in Cresskill, N.J., that appeared on Zillow. The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home was listed for just under $7.8 million, but the home’s Zestimate came in at $3.7 million. EJ MGT argues that the discrepancy in value caused a loss in business from several interested buyers. But EJ MGT asserts in its lawsuit that some brokers who partner with Zillow are able to

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“conceal” the Zestimates on their listings, which typically appears just below the list price. “In essence, Zillow is disseminating misleading and inaccurate pricing information that has gained prominence because of Zillow’s market power, and charging downstream participants to hide this negative information that Zillow, itself, acknowledges to be inaccurate,” the lawsuit states. “Further, members of the public have no way to prevent Zillow from obtaining this information, and they cannot alter its display once Zillow presents it unless they hire a broker that is party to the Zestimate agreement.” Zillow told GeekWire that some of its partnership programs do include the option of moving the Zestimate elsewhere on the page. However, the tool does appear on every listing except for those in which there is not enough data available, Zillow spokeswoman Emily Heffter says. The company issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit: “We believe the claims in this case are without merit. The Zestimate is intended to be a starting point for determining a home’s value, which is why we provide it, for free, on more than 100 million homes across the country. As a company, we always seek to create advertising products that add value for consumers and advertisers, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves against this lawsuit.” Last year, Zillow faced a lawsuit that alleged its Zestimate tool constituted an appraiser valuation and created a “tremendous roadblock” to selling a home. The case was eventually thrown out by a judge. Zillow states on its website that its Zestimate is an estimate of a home’s value, which it calculates through a proprietary algorithm. Zillow updated its algorithm last year and has called its home valuation tool more accurate than ever before.





Tips for Buying a Home in a seller’s markeT mortgage, even accepting a lesser offer from buyers who are ready to begin transactions immediately. The preapproval process is relatively quick and simple, so buyers should not hesitate to apply.

The real estate market can be difficult to navigate for both buyers and sellers. First-time buyers can easily become overwhelmed as they search for homes, while sellers hoping to get the best price for their homes might be frustrated if offers are slow to come in or fall short of their asking prices. If met with an underwhelming market, many sellers can pull their homes off the market and wait until it becomes more advantageous to sell. But buyers, particularly those shopping in a seller’s market, may not have that flexibility. Buying in a seller’s market can be competitive and frustrating, but buyers can employ various strategies to survive such markets and land the homes of their dreams. • Get mortgage preapproval. Sellers’ markets typically feature low inventory, which can make the buying process very competitive. Prospective buyers who do not have a mortgage preapproval letter in hand when making offers may find themselves losing out on their dream homes to fellow buyers who have gotten preapproval from a lending institution. Sellers may be impatient with buyers who have not yet been preapproved for a

• Stick to your budget. Lenders will indicate to prospective buyers how much they’re willing to lend them, and that figure is typically considerably more than buyers are willing to borrow. In a seller’s market, bidding wars can quickly drive up prices, but buyers should stick to their budgets so they are not house poor after buying. Sticking to a budget can be difficult in a seller’s market, but such patience will likely pay off in the long run. • Be ready to compromise. Unless they have unlimited budgets, buyers often must compromise when purchasing a home. That’s especially true in a seller’s market with limited inventory. Buyers who need to buy a home must identify their needs versus their wants and recognize the likelihood that they will have to compromise. • Work with real estate agents. Some buyers may be tempted to go it alone, searching for and ultimately buying homes without the help of real estate agents. That can be a foolish move in a seller’s market where competition is high and inventory quickly disappears from the market. Veteran real estate agents have worked in buyers’ and sellers’ markets, and buyers can use that experience to their advantage. In addition, real estate agents likely have access to inventory before homes appear on popular real estate websites, giving buyers working with them a leg up in competitive markets. Buying a home in a seller’s market can be fast-moving and very competitive. But various strategies can ensure buyers still find great homes at great prices in such markets.

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CJA 2018 General Excellence: Chico Enterprise-Record — Feb. 10, 2018  

The Chico Enterprise-Record's entry in the General Excellence category of the 2018 California Journalism Awards. 1 of 2

CJA 2018 General Excellence: Chico Enterprise-Record — Feb. 10, 2018  

The Chico Enterprise-Record's entry in the General Excellence category of the 2018 California Journalism Awards. 1 of 2