Issue: September 10, 2009

Model citizen

CN&R contributor Shannon Rooney takes a ride with Chicoan Chris Darran, a former model who jetted between New York and Paris and donned the covers of such magazines as Vogue and Vanity Fair. Did we mention she rubbed noses with Mick Jagger?

In other news: Two local educators join the Freedom Writer movement; one woman tells her story of being on the inside of a mental institution; staff writer Christine G.K. LaPado talks to luminary Deepak Chopra; and Poetry 99 is upon us.