Issue: October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We in Chico often take this time of year to dress our craziest and let the good times roll ... all weekend long. In Mexico, however, the days after Halloween are the ones to celebrate. CN&R contributor Marianne Wenner, a retired Butte College English teacher, writes in this week’s feature story about her experiences in San Miguel de Allende a year ago. She describes the events of Dia de los Muertos beautifully, as the daughter of a woman whose ashes are strewn in San Miguel. The pictures are worth looking at for their beauty alone.

In other news: We’ve got some election updates, including a rundown of which council candidates have raised the most dough. There’s an interview with a local who was an early Apple programmer, a bizarre Q&A with Tim and Eric, who will be bringing their variety show to the El Rey, and a rare look at the Chico State Bass Fishing Club, which has won upwards of $60,000 in competitions the past few years.

Read on,

Meredith J. Cooper, Managing Editor