Issue: March 31, 2011

Communists in Chico?!

Well, maybe ... At least, that was the fear back in 1947, when state Sen. Jack Tenney came to our humble city, chasing rumors of (gasp!) sex-ed being taught at Chico High. (Clearly, teaching about sex is akin to communism.) Our feature story this week is a little different, in that it actually ran in these pages once before--more than 30 years ago. Given that it's a historical account, though, we found it still interesting enough to pique our interests, and hopefully yours, too.

In other news: We take a look at Mendocino County's medical-marijuana-cultivation ordinance, which Butte County used as a model; we catch up with the Orland couple found not guilty of forging a doctor's note for their elementary-aged son; Arts Devo divulges where he got his big mouth; and The Velvet Teen returns to Chico.

Until next week,

Meredith J. Graham, managing editor

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community ... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."--Cesar Chavez