Issue: April 07, 2011

Dream Job

Mike Bagwell came up with a creative way to make money doing what he loves,

and all he needs is his ukulele, his bike and a few good songs. Mike shares

his adventures with CN&R readers in this week's feature story--we assure

you, it's a fun ride.

In other news: We now have a health section! That's right, starting today, we'll be offering a news story, tips and briefs all related to health. This week's story focuses on the volunteers at Shalom Free Clinic and at Oroville's Southside farmers' market who practice "guerilla health care," offering free services to those who need it.

In even more news: Local politicians and medi-pot proponents hash out the realities of a two-dispensary limit in Chico; we interview Bela Fleck in advance of his Chico performance, as well as a guy who walked a slack-line across the canyon in Bidwell Park.

And, finally, I hope to see all of you at the Graduate on Saturday for the CAMMIES (Chico Area Music Awards) kick-off party. Doors open at 7 p.m., $5 cover, to benefit Inspire School of Arts and Sciences. Check out for more info.

Until next week,

Meredith J. Graham, managing editor