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Chico Enterprise-Record

Pilot's tales bring to life what Veterans Day is about

My condolences. He seemed like he was an amazing man.  (Nov 19, 2010 | post #16)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Artois man finds possible site of lost city of Monroeville

I have to agree with Michael, it is a law that you are not allowed to pick up items on an Archaeological Site, with it being on private property it is the same as stealing the property owners belongings. I think it's really cool that some more history is being discovered and he certainly gets props for discovering the error and the research he did. Unfortunately when you pick up those items from an Arch site and move them around or remove them, valuable information is lost. Archaeologists use very precise measurements in recording a site. I do understand the intent to do good but judging from the picture that is quite a pile of artifacts to have removed from a site, and he can continue to do further damage to the knowledge that could be had from this site, if he continues to deal with the site without guidance.  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #14)

Chico Enterprise-Record

AP IMPACT: Drug gangs taking over US public lands

Thank you. Finally a common sense reply. I don't smoke much, just occasionally, I never buy it, I have a couple friends and a couple family members who are sitting on theirs because it's just not selling. For people who sit above all this, it's impossible to see anything but their own imaginings. Also the peole I know who are growing are not gang bangers, not carrying guns, not carrying criminal records.... They grow on their own property, in the hills and know how to keep quiet about it.  (Mar 1, 2010 | post #34)

Chico Enterprise-Record

No pleas entered in fatal beating of Paradise girl

If you actually register your posts will come up in green and you'll be able to tell the difference.It's free to do so and then even if he copying your name it will come up in blue. Also when you register a name, no one else can register in that name. You'll have to do it quick though since the "other" will probably also read this.  (Feb 28, 2010 | post #40)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting

I believe this teacher is a true hero. I think every teacher has to have thought about this at least once during their career, whether they would risk their live for their students? It really comes down to the moment though, whether you act or freeze. After the gunman at LP incident my child asked "is his teacher supposed to protect him if something like that happened at his school?". I had to answer of course "yes" but then thought about it. One would hope any adult, but especially a teacher with daily contact with children, would move to protect children, but in all reality that is not a part of what teachers are hired to do. I believe I would absolutely risk my life to save the life of any child, however it's never been tested. I guess nobody can know until that situation is presented. It's thought provoking and I believe that is what really defines this guy as a hero.  (Feb 24, 2010 | post #5)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Bikers plead for their jumps in Chico's Lindo Channel

The Fairgrounds where they charge to ride? My kids don't ride there but my friends kids do. She understands the risks implicit in letting her kids ride there. I think it shows remarkable ingenuity to have built that type of track. That's the kinds of things we did as kids, we never had an assigned track to ride at. We built our own and rode them, we never had anyone to Nanny us and we were never required to wear helmets, hell back then, nobody wore them. We and all of my cousins and friends made it out our childhood ok with no brain trauma. I'm not saying that helmets are a bad thing, and I think these kids should wear them. I make both of my kids wear them and I think it's great that safety equipment is required these days. I realize that accidents will happen and anyone who has ridden bikes or has kids that do so realize it also. I'm just wondering how all of a sudden it's a safety hazard to have kids riding their bikes over jumps like it's something new. As for the snippy "I was too busy getting an education" remark, what on earth did you do after school and on the weekends?  (Feb 24, 2010 | post #33)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Woman granted lifelong wish

What an amazing program. I think it is a lovely thing to honor our Seniors and let them know they matter. I was totally moved to see the smile on that face and to see our firefighters take the time to make this lady feel special.  (Feb 23, 2010 | post #4)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico woman has death-defying accelerator malfunction in ...

I was taught if it ever happens(I drove some pieces back in the day), even though it sounds crazy, to pump the accelerator a couple times first to see if it will "let go".  (Feb 18, 2010 | post #5)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Mechoopda were original College Park residents

Actually the documentation I was referring to isn't a book written by someone with an opinion and therefore written the way they want history to be portrayed. I was looking at letters, old newspaper accounts, old journals...stuff like that. Not to mention these were real researchers I was working with so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.... By the way I am fully aware of the history of violence between tribes, I never claimed otherwise. I was simply asking what (I'm assuming you meant raging, or ranging) Mountain Maidu you were talking about. The Yana were not Maidu and in fact raided the Maidu also. The wars between tribes on the scale you are referring were more in the Midwest, and it depends on the accounts of the times that you are reading as to how factual those accounts are. For the most part the tribes around here were peaceful. I know that some of the Native Tribes raided and killed neighboring villages, however not on the genocide scale that the government and incoming settlers attempted.That is a fact and however many opinionated books you read, cannot change it. I'm sure you've read some books on the subject and have some idea of the history of the area and that's really nice. However if you had done some serious research you would be more secure in your knowledge and wouldn't come across as the smarty pants, know it all, so there I know more than you, tone that comes across in all of your replies. It definitely takes away from any point you are trying to make and makes you seem much less intelligent.  (Feb 15, 2010 | post #40)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Mechoopda were original College Park residents

I'm wondering where you are getting your facts from? What "raingin " Mountain Maidu are you talking about? Could you possibly cite that please? It would make for an interesting read. I don't have the documentation on hand, but there is documentation at Chico State Special Collections part of the Library detailing a whipping post in the yard, and describing the conditions of the cabins "given" to the Natives.I did two years doing Ethnographic Studies on the history of this area. It's pretty common knowledge among Ethnographers that Bidwell was a rather harsh man. I'm not claiming that John Bidwell was a murderer, but he certainly wasn't the native's patron saint. Just a suggestion, but I would use the spell checker and work on the punctuation before calling others names.  (Feb 15, 2010 | post #22)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Biz Bits: Fire-devastated employees get a surprise from s...

Wow, way to bash a happy article. Unemployment has a waiting period and can generally take up to 3 weeks to start paying, not to mention it happened around Christmas when most people are scrambling to make extra money not take a significant cut in pay and wait a while to get it. I am aware that hardships are happening all over, so I love to hear these stories of people doing what they can to help others. As far as getting overpriced Trader Joe's they probably agreed to donate the gift certificates, would you have them turn down a donation because they are overpriced? A donation is a donation, and certainly better than nothing. Yay, for these college students who are giving something back to their community!  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #2)

Chico Enterprise-Record

FedEx driver hurt in 149 bridge collapse suing state, con...

When the article says minor injuries, you can't just assume that it ends at a sprained ankle and some cuts and bruises. When I got hit by a mid size truck it was only going about 5 miles an hour and it threw me through the air about 5 ft. My injuries were considered minor by the doctors who see serious traumas and minor by lawyers standards who want gore. Minor injuries for me included pulling most of the muscles down the length of me, a slight concussion, an abraded rotator cuff. Not much on paper, it was hell to recover from, I had painful muscle spasms for weeks that locked up my muscles and made my back actually arch up, I suffered from severe headaches for a couple years afterwards, it took months for my shoulder to support the weight of a milk carton, and I have permanent muscle damage and scar tissue in my back. I go on and still do a physically demanding job, but it hurts some days. Not whining just pointing out, when minor injuries are being discussed, try not to be so judgemental.  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #33)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Homicide, abuse probe continues: Ridge family was private...

What a remarkable insight. That really makes a lot of sense. I guess this could be some peoples only way of trying to make any sense of this tragedy.  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #104)

Chico Enterprise-Record

Homicide, abuse probe continues: Ridge family was private...

You know I am as heartbroken and outraged as many of you about this situation. It is true that I believe the specific CHURCH that these people belong to should be investigated. This one church or 3 or 30 churches don't address all religion however. I am not religious myself but don't have a problem with people who turn to the church for comfort. Some people genuinely believe and try to live right, and use the structure provided by their religion to do so. Out of the few crazies, there are millions who quietly go about their lives practicing their religion and we never hear about those guys. There are so many different forms of Christianity that I don't think it's fair to label all religious people as crazy, or nutjobs.  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #103)

Oroville Mercury-Register

Paradise couple face murder, torture charges in death of ...

I admit that particular comment I replied to didn't have much to do with that post. I was simply using it as a way to address that poster who earlier had made comments to that effect. Unbelievable is part of the people who are attempting to stick up for these parents, and advocate "wait for the facts". Some facts are inherently obvious. I responded out of emotion, and didn't go back to look for one of his/her relevant posts. This topic is highly charged and I just fired it off without thinking it through.  (Feb 12, 2010 | post #55)

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