KHSL and KNVN, the Chico-based television stations that now operate under a joint sales agreement, have named a new sales manager in Redding. Tom Edwards, who brings 24 years of media sales experience, has been an account executive with KHSL since 1994. His motto is, “Be consistent, keep it simple, and it will work.”


Willows resident Terri Cornish has chosen to focus her personal-coaching business on people transitioning from a divorce.

Cornish, who herself divorced after 30 years of marriage and later happily remarried, talks with clients—usually over the phone—and helps them “discover what they most value in life, their life purpose and what they truly want as they create their new life.”

Then, she works with and encourages the clients as they brainstorm and come up with goals and build self-esteem and a positive feeling about their life after divorce. Her e-mail is


Chico State University is home to a new art professor—Susan Whitmore.

Whitmore, who teaches beginning and intermediate ceramics, started at the university just this fall. She hails from the Bay Area, where she taught ceramics and sculpture at UC Berkeley and art classes at Vista College and Diablo Valley College. She now teaches full time at Chico State.

Whitmore already has an exhibit of her own work on display at the 1078 Gallery. The sculpture exhibit is called “Significant Species.”


SciTech Software Inc. has announced the beta release of Watcom 11.0c, a downloadable patch that fixes and enhances the operation of Watcom C/C++ and Fortran compilers, which deal with source code.

“This binary update will immediately aid thousands of active Watcom developers,” stated Rob Veitch, director of business development at Sybase, which has partnered with SciTech for the project. “This release shows Sybase’s commitment to its customers, and it demonstrates that SciTech Software is up to the task of assuming the leadership role in the Open Watcom development effort.”

The free update is available at


Needy children went on a shopping spree Sept. 28 courtesy of the Salvation Army, Chico Rotary Club and Mervyn’s. The 105 children, who attend Chapman, Rosedale and Jay Partridge elementaries, got to spend $100 on clothes and then went to McDonald’s. They also got a backpack full of school supplies.


Chico State University recently received a $276,590 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a two-year program to limit alcohol abuse and its effects on freshman. The school was among 14 nationwide getting the federal grant, for which it had applied.

Under the program will be two innovative efforts, including "Wanna Know?," a series of interviews with students about their drinking. They can voluntarily have their breath sampled for alcohol. Also, there will be "Did You Know?," intended to inform students their peers don’t drink as much as they think they do.