Friday, January 25, 2013

Butte Battles for Win

Butte College's #11 Adriana Scala, #21 Cassie Thomas, and #2 Tanisha Colbert (left to right) battle for possession against College of the Redwoods' #24 Kristyn Rook (far left) and #33 Allie Wipf (center) in the first half of their women's basketball game at Butte's Cowan Gym Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Butte College's #1 Tanisha Colbert (left) goes up for a shot against College of the Redwoods' #21 Kiahna Bell (right) in the first half of their women's basketball game at Butte's Cowan Gym Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Butte College head coach Ron Brown gestures his concern against College of the Redwoods in the first half of their women's basketball game at Butte's Cowan Gym Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Perfect Day for Planting

Heidi Rogers, shovels a hole for a tree as a group of volunteers plant trees and shrubs during a tree planting event at Verbena Fields Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Heidi Ortiz (left) and Zia Miller, 4 (right) make a holes for a lupin plant as a group of volunteers plant trees and shrubs during a tree planting event at Verbena Fields Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Rehearsing for the Monster Piano





Kiran Singh, 10, Jasmine Yun, 10, and Malena Lacque, 11 (left to right) practice for the Monster Piano at the Trinity Baptist Church Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)








The piano is reflected in sunglasses worn by Katherine Burchett,14, as she practices for the Monster Piano at the Trinity Baptist Church Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)





Taking the Market to New Heights

A lot of times we photograph the same places or events quite often. I decided to take my 13ft light stand (how about this?) and attach my camera to it to give me a different perspective of a generic Saturday Farmer's Market. I was able to raise my camera high above the crowd so that you could see a point of view that most market-goers don't have a clue what it looks like. What came out was a nice overall look at the market which will come in handy with stories about this place.



People enjoy the vendors Saturday Farmer's Market in a parking lot between Wall St and Flume St near 2nd St. Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

Late Night Stabbing Is Nothing New

After leaving a high school basketball game, I heard over the scanner reports of police detectives and trips to the hospital. As a journalist, that always peaks your ears. I was able to determine the address of where officers were located and decided to roll by to check out what the issue was. I was greeted with the news that a stabbing had occurred between two transients. While some might consider the issue not news, I still feel any time someone, whomever that might be, is stabbed, it is NEWS! You never know when localized violence will spill over and hurt some innocent bystander. We've been having quite a lot of stabbings recently, and not matter the intensity, it is not ok. Hopefully by photographing the scenes it will continue to bring awareness to the issue to cause some change. 

Chico Police officer Marcelo Escobedo investigates inside an abandoned residence in the 2600 block of Cohasset Rd. after a report of a stabbing Friday, January 18, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico Police Chaplain Robert "Bud" Chauvin (left) watches officer David Quigley (right) climb out of a window as they investigate an abandoned residence in the 2600 block of Cohasset Rd. after a report of a stabbing Friday, January 18, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)





Pleasant Valley boys basketball team beats Chico, first time since 2010


Pleasant Valley High's #35 Chad Olsen (far left) celebrates a win with the fans against Chico High after the fourth quarter of their boys basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Pleasant Valley High's #3 Blake Marchant sinks a three point shot against Chico High in the second quarter of their boys basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico High's #14 Tanner Binsfeld reacts to being behind in the score against Pleasant Valley High in the third quarter of their boys basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


 Chico High's #22 Jesse Holmes (right) takes a shot against Pleasant Valley High's #34 Zack Eldredge (left) in the first quarter of their boys basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Pleasant Valley High's #3 Blake Marchant (center) goes up for a shot against Chico High's #5 Burak Karatekeli (left) and #30 Jerry Migasi (right) in the fourth quarter of their boys basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)








Pleasant Valley girls take out rival Chico

Chico High's #22 Nina Holmes (right) watches against Pleasant Valley High's #3 Izzy Bonacorsi (left) make a drive to the basket in the second quarter of their girls basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico High's #23 Mari Thomas (left) defends against Pleasant Valley High's #14 Jessica Gallaway (right) in the second quarter of their girls basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico High's #22 Nina Holmes (right) dribbles against Pleasant Valley High's #14 Jessica Gallaway (left) in the first quarter of their girls basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico High's #13 Jessica Sibal (top) takes a shot over Pleasant Valley High's #11 Kristina Joyce (bottom) and #3 Izzy Bonacorsi (right) in the first quarter of their girls basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)






Shots for the Flu Season



Donna Smith, of Paradise (left) receives a flu shot from Registered Nurse Director for Clinic Facilities Jolene Nixon (right) for a free, walk-in flu-shot clinic open between 2 and 6 p.m. today in the former Hollywood Video building at 896 East Ave Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  The clinic is sponsored by Enloe Medical Center and the Butte County Department of Public Health. Flu shots were available while supplies lasted for people ages 4 and older, including pregnant women, and nasal spray vaccine will be available for healthy children and adults between the ages of 2 and 49.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

Meeting a Legend

In my job I meet all kinds of characters. Ever so often I meet a true legend. I was lucky to have met the one and only Moriss Taylor the other day. Taylor has recently retired from his media business and I had the change to photograph him in his home this last week. I was looking for really two types of photos. One great closeup portrait and one great environmental portrait. Unknown what his house would showcase, I was pleasantly surprised that Mr. Taylor had brought out a collection of his personal history. That made the perfect backdrop. I had a great time hearing the stories that he shared with myself and the reporter. I am glad to have shared that time with him.

Moriss Taylor talks about his retirement from years in show business for KHSL-TV on the Moriss Taylor Show wearing the iconic cowboy hat and shirt during an interview in his home Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Moriss Taylor sits on his couch holding what he is most known for, a guitar and the iconic cowboy hat and shirt during an interview in his home Friday, January 17, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)








Friday, January 18, 2013

Getting Your Head into the Game


Pleasant Valley High's #22 Nick Lopez takes a header against Las Plumas High in the first half of their boys soccer match Thursday, January 16, 2013 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Heels over Head


Chico High's Aaron Bates (back) wrestles against Las Plumas High's Anthony Perez (front) in the 184 lbs match of their wrestling match at CHS Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Chico, Calif.  Bates won the match.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

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Kona's Constructing a Reopening



Kona's Sandwiches owner Chris Yarbrough leaves the entrance of his business to make a bread delivery walking along a newly constructed footbridge Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Chico, Calif. Recently, Kona's sandwiches had to close its downtown location due to structural damage beneath the sidewalk outside the restaurant's front doors. It is now making an effort to construct a temporary pathway that will allow for its doors to reopen to customers.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cold Morning Brings Ice

Temperatures have dropped in the North State and it is cold! While not as cold as the midwest, when you are used to summer heat above 100 degrees, a temp below 32 F becomes quite chilly. I took some time to head out to Lindo Channel and photograph the frost and ice that had formed from the night before.


A layer of frost formed on a car windshield after temperatures dropped below freezing Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Chico, Calif.
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A layer of ice formed around a rock in Lindo Channel after temperatures dropped below freezing Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
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A layer of ice begins to melt over Lindo Channel after temperatures dropped below freezing Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
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Chico Cheesheads vs Niner Nation

A growing competition has been heating up ever since Chico native Aaron Rodgers signed to play with the Greenbay Packers. While some have been die hard Cheeseheads before Rodgers, the fact that a local kid has grown to be one of the best NFL quarterbacks have given this town even more reason to wear green and yellow. But let's not forget where we live... Niner Nation. And in Niner Nation, there are the 49er faithful. The battle between fans has always been healthy and it made the NFC Divisional Playoff game very intense.

Greenbay Packers fan Casey Lansdon (left) react to an early touchdown by the Packers next to San Francisco 49ers fan Ryan Dunn (right) as they watch the NFC Divisional Playoffs football game at The Graduate Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Greenbay Packers fan Carly Koslofsky (center) is consoled by San Francisco 49ers fans Janae Prentice (left) and Ryan Boettcher (right) cheers on the 49ers team while they watch the NFC Divisional Playoffs football game at The Graduate Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Greenbay Packers fans Daisy Dye and Casey Lansdon reacts to an early touchdown by the San Francisco 49ers as fan Ryan Dunn (left to right) cheers on his team while they watch the NFC Divisional Playoffs football game at The Graduate Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


The Graduate banner states "Aaron for MVP" as fans of Greenbay Packers and San Francisco 49ers cheer on their teams at the Graduate during the Division Playoff football game Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)



The game ended bittersweet for Rodgers/49er fans who lost a chance to see their favorite quarterback make it back to a Superbowl, but were happy to have a team they love make it the the NFC Championship game. Does that make it a lose-lose situation or a win-win? 





Butte Men Shoot for Win



Butte College's #32 Kenneth McMillan (center) goes up for a shot against Shasta Colleges' #40 Dreu DePaoli (left) and #21 Jordan McIntosh (right) in the first half of their men's basketball game at Butte's Cowan Stadium  Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Oroville, Calif.
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tangles, Twists and Tosses

Pleasant Valley High's D.J. Hanley (top) goes for the pin against Las Plumas High's Aries Tollison (bottom) in their 160 lbs match Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Chico, Calif. Hanley won the match.
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Las Plumas High's Corbin Stafford (front) loses his mouthpiece as Pleasant Valley High's Bailey Mora (back) wrestles for the pin in their 120 lbs match Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Pleasant Valley High's Shai Loring (bottom) has his arm locked up against Las Plumas High's Gabe Hindman (top) in their 145 lbs match Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Chico, Calif. Hindman won the match.
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)




Saturday, January 5, 2013

Young Woman Battling for Survival Amid Theft

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting a remarkable young woman who is going through a very scary situation, but you'd never guess by her attitude. I will always be humbled by the experiences others face. Hopefully her story can be shared and bring awareness and help to others who might find themselves in similar situations.



Samantha Cosentino, a 23-year-old, Chico veteran recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer talks about her experiences during an interview Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Chico, Calif. Consentino was recently robbed where all her cancer donation checks, medical paper work and other personal items were stolen from her home.
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)

Stay up to date with Sam's fight against cancer:

ChicoER: Story in Newspaper
Facebook page: Team Sam: The Fight Against Breast Cancer
Blog: Team Sam 2012

Early Morning Fire Hits the New Years



Chico Fire engineer Chuck Fry (left) and firefighter Craig Cox (right) carry out debris as they respond with Cal Fire - Butte County to a structure fire along E. 7th St. Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Chico, Calif. The fire was quickly put out and no injuries reported.
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)

Top 20 of 2012

Team Rocket (Eric Hansen and Ken Fowler) crisscross as the sun sets behind them in the Twilight Air Show at the Chico Airport Friday September 28, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)


Chico High's Anthony Rodriguez (65) reacts to a interception against Pleasant Valley High in the fourth quarter of their Almond Bowl football game at CSUC University Stadium Friday, October 26, 2012 in Chico, Calif.
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)



Chico State's Hannah Womack (left) collides with Western Washington's Trishi Williams (right) when going for a loose ball in the second half of their women's basketball game at CSUC Acker Gym Friday, December 7, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Chico High competes against Pleasant Valley High's Gracie Hernandez (top) leaps from the platform as Kimberly Harbert (bottom) touches the wall in the 200 Medley Relay during their swim meet at In Motion Fitness Wednesday October 10, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record) 



A double rainbow reaches across the sky over Bidwell Ranch at the entrance of upper Bidwell Park Friday, November 30, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Enterprise-Record)


Durham High's Eric Shanks bleeds from the head after being knocked down against Willows High's Eduardo Briones (not seen) on an attempt to score at home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning during their baseball game at Butte College's Cowan field Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Oroville, Calif. Shanks was called safe because of obstruction, though suffered a bleeding laceration to the head on the play.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Butte College's Solomon Means (24, right) flips Shasta College's Tevin Slaton (8, center) on a tackle in the second quarter of their football game at Cowan Stadium Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Oroville, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)


Fire within the smoke column of the Chips Fire moves toward the shoreline of Butt Valley Reservoir as it continues to grow Saturday, August 11, 2012 in West Lake Almanor, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)


Hamilton High celebrates a win against Modoc High after the fourth quarter of their football game at HHS Friday, November 16, 2012 in Hamilton City, Calif.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)




Cal Fire - Butte County firefighters Jason Signes (left) and Jason Hawkins (right) battle a house on Royal Meadows Lane, off Neal Road in south Paradise, burns Friday afternoon as Cal Fire-Butte County, Paradise, Chico and volunteer firefighters try to keep the flames from spreading Friday, August 3, 2012 in Paradise, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)



Chico Police officer Jeramie Struthers (left) looks at the blood on his hand as he arrest Devin Walker, 20 (center), for shoplifting JCPenny and resisting arrest which led officers on a foot pursuit from the Chico Mall across Hwy 99 into Michael's where he was detained by Butte County Sheriff on Saturday June 2, 2012 in Chico, Calif. Walker was injured with a laceration to the chin during the pursuit and treated on scene.
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)


Hamilton City Volunteer Fire Protection District firefighters Danny Andreasen Jr. (left) and Dustyn Sousa (right) wait around with not much to do with the little over 1900 tubers took to the 58 degree cold waters of the Sacramento River for tubing Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Hamilton City, Calif. 
(Jason Halley /Chico Enterprise-Record)




Cal Fire-Butte County firefighter John Gaddie along with Chico FIre, and Chico Fire Company 1 volunteer firefighters respond to a engulfed apartment structure fire in the 200 block of W 22nd St. that displaced at least one family Friday, November 9, 2012 in Chico, Calif. The family included a father with his 19-yr-old son and four younger daughters. The residence had its electricity recently turned off. Cause is still under investigation. The son was alerted by her sister screaming with smoke in one of the bedrooms. The family evacuated the residence as firefighters arrived to scene with the upstairs unit in flames. Other units were also damaged from smoke and water. Red Cross was called to help the displaced family. No injuries were reported at this time. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)



Sergeant Ethan White holds his daughter Elle White, 10 months, as members of the National Guard are honored for their tour of duty at the Freedom Salute Campaign at the Elks Lodge Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record) 


Chico Police offier Tony Ferreira (left) and det. Terry Tupper (center) talk to a young man who was given an minor in possession as they tend to unruly crowds along Ivy St. as early C├ęsar Chavez festivities take place the day before the actual holiday on Friday, March 30, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record) 


Jacob Asher, 16, flips into the Feather River underneath the green bridge along Washington Ave. Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Oroville, Calif.
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Butte County Sheriff deputy Dan Angel (center) and other units search the alley between Oakdale St. and Broadway near 12th St.  for a suspect who ran through backyards after fleeing on foot following a police pursuit near 12th and Broadway Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Chico, Calif. Butte County Sheriff first attempted to make a traffic stop at 9th St. and Ivy on a Mercury Cougar that failed to signal making a turn onto Ivy, when the suspect failed to yield and a pursuit with unsafe speeds up to 55mph led officers in chase down Ivy to 11th st turning onto Broadway attempting to head down 12th st. when the suspects vehicle spun out turning around and accelerating into the Sheriff patrol car that was closing in. The male driver fled on foot after the collision and a female passenger, Stephania Gulbronson, 25, attempted to assault a Sheriff deputy wtih a 3" fixed blade knife. Gulbronson was taken into custody and will be charged with assult with a deadly weapon. The male suspect fled into nearby backyards jumping fences. A perimeter was set up as Sheriff units called Chico Police and K-9 to assist in the search of the male suspect, which turned up negative. Sheriff have leads to the identity of the male suspect which they are investigating and the reason the suspect fled was undetermined at the time. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record) 


Nick Wright wipes his brow as he is interviewed for the American Homecomings project in his home as he discusses his life as a civilian after serving in the armed services Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

Chico firefighters Jesse Campos, opens a vent in the roof of an active attic fire at a home at 18 Woodside Lane Friday, August 10, 2012 in Chico, Calif. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record) 


Chico State student Taylor Lord, 20, walk underneath her umbrella over fallen leaves along Salem Street near W. 3rd Street on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Chico, Calif. Lord was on her way to a class on CSUC campus. 
(Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)