Issue: December 29, 2011

Good morning, CN&R readers,

The clock's a-ticking and before we know it, 2012 will be upon us. So, what

better time to take a look back at the top stories of 2011? You better

believe that medical marijuana, Measure A and yet more budget issues topped

our list. But can you guess the rest? In addition to the top 10 news

stories, we look at other notable happenings, some what-were-they-thinking

moments and environmental and health issues that dominated our collective

consciousness in 2011.

Happy New Year!

May it be safe, sweet and bring good things to you and your families.

Happy holidays from the CN&R family to yours,

Meredith Graham, managing editor