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Hope and change. Hate and war. Out-of-control spending and sexual obsession. Any way you diagnose it, 2008 was a very bipolar year.
By R.V. Scheide
This article was published on 01.01.09
Once upon a time, there was a swimming pool at Five-Mile that attracted people from miles around. What happened to it?
By Serena Cervantes
Since Butte County supervisors narrowly approved the New Era Mine, lawsuits have been flying.
By Robert Speer
Honored three times in two years, Enloe’s organ-donation program is saving lives.
By Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
Chico nature lover John Lane’s efforts to preserve land in Papua New Guinea are paying off.
By Meredith J. Cooper
Despite pledging in October to decline pay hikes in 2009 and ’10, their contracted increase of 4 percent is set to go into effect.
Chico Mall anchor’s parent company, desperate for cash, enters negotiations with a Chinese investment firm.
State Attorney General’s office opts against challenging Jim Nielsen’s residency.
Even the wealthiest Americans tightened their belts this holiday season.
California becomes first state with mandatory eco-construction standards. That much, builders know; when it comes to specifics, though …
By Evan Tuchinsky
Within one week, Asian customs officials uncover two separate cases of endangered-species trafficking.
New California initiative seeks to show consumers what types of toxins are hidden in their goods.
Campuses cut back on summertime energy use, earning the system recognition from a California campaign.
When it comes to green building, the first step is to scope out the right location.
By Lori Brown
EPA online portal Envirofacts lets users map facilities where toxins have been reported.
Be forewarned: If it’s Jan. 1, it must be time for a bunch of new regulations.
Once again, blunt force has prevailed over diplomacy in the Middle East.
My big-box sinning comes down to this: selfishly wanting a bargain so I can pay my bills.
By Emily Brannen
Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.
Kaley Bentz, fitness director at Chico Sports Club, offers some advice for sticking with workout resolutions.
Pearls of wisdom from A.P.P. and other venerable sages.
By Anthony Peyton Porter
For our bonus issue of 2008, another look back.
Column bits that were fit for print but didn’t fit in the print edition.
Arts DEVO reviews 2008 (some more) … with a little help (again).
By Jason Cassidy
Can a guitar hero defeat a whole rock band?
By Matthew Craggs
Live album brings out the best in this superior Solo-ist.
Hill-country blues fused with doses of funk, soul and hip-hop.
By Miles Jordan
U.K. reissues two Lemon Pipers albums.
By Ryan Foley
CN&R music writers relive the year in music.
By CN&R Staff
Chico sushi spot delivers on its exotic, delicious reputation.
Reverse aging, Brad Pitt and David Fincher sounds good but doesn’t pan out.
By Juan-Carlos Selznick
Cruise’s crew makes a surprisingly fine film out of the bomb that was supposed to be Valkyrie.
A quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.
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