Issue: September 15, 2011

Ever been to a live auction? Maybe you've watched one of the many current

TV shows about them--Auction Kings, Auction Hunters, etc. This week, Jaime

O'Neill takes us on a tour of Chico's own scene, from the auction house on

West Eighth Street to storage facilities (Storage Wars, anyone?). Dive on in.

In other news: The Chico Nature Center's future seems uncertain after the

resignation of its longtime ED; local environmental groups are feeling a

financial pinch; and Sol Mexican Grill serves up french fries in a burrito

(say what?!).

Don't forget to vote for the Best of Chico!

AND, for the poets out there, get your best short work in to us by Oct. 4.

Enjoy the warm-but-not-roasting weather, and keep reading.

Meredith Graham, managing editor