Issue: September 01, 2011

Food-stamp fail

If just 75 percent of Californians who are eligible for food stamps--now

called CalFresh--actually received that money, we would have about $4.5

billion more in our economy. That's a fail if I ever saw one. Read on to

find out what our problem is (hint: there's red tape involved).

In other news this week: Chico's homeless shelter is busting at the seams;

Chico native Vanessa Diffenbaugh comes home with a new, acclaimed book; and

the folks from Morning Glory Organics discuss their labor of love.

As you probably know, we're in the midst of voting for Best of Chico! There

are some great prizes this year for a few lucky voters--so scoot on over to and cast your ballot!

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Have fun and be safe this Labor Day Weekend!

Meredith Graham, managing editor