Issue: July 28, 2011

Finding his roots

Arts Editor Jason Cassidy dives into his family history in a search for his

birth father, with whom he'd had no contact for 38 years. In fact, he had

little more to go on than what info was on his birth certificate. In our

feature story this week, he tells the story of his personal journey and the

steps he took to track down the information that led up to a family reunion

of sorts.

In other news: The Outlaws are in the midst of a tough season, but see a

silver lining ahead; cops warn the city of Chico about the new

medical-marijuana ordinance; Paradise Hospice House offers residential

end-of-life care; and comedians take over Blue Room.

Read on!

Meredith Graham, managing editor