Issue: November 03, 2011

Good morning, CN&R readers,

A Paradise man is the picture of reformation. In the early 1980s, Steve

Arrington was busted for smuggling cocaine destined for John DeLorean

(though DeLorean--yeah, the guy who created the Back to the Future car--was

acquitted on all charges). After serving about three years, Arrington came

out a changed man. He tells us his story, which he also shares in a book he

recently published about his life.

In other news: Harvest season is also busy season for local law

enforcement; one parent questions what her daughter is learning in history

class; and Chico State offers psychiatry via TV screen.

Read on,

Meredith Graham, managing editor

As always, we also have much, much more in store for you, so keep reading.