Issue: December 17, 2009

“The Russians are coming!”

One local woman, a Russian immigrant herself, is helping the dozens of women who have recently arrived in Butte County starting with the “Russian bride boom” about 10 years ago.

In other news: A Chico mother speaks out about unsafe police pursuits, like the one that killed her daughter; mandarins are all the rage, especially here in the North State; a local photographer goes national; and an epic evening at LaSalles.