Issue: January 12, 2012

Good morning, CN&R readers,

This week we've put together our annual Health & Fitness issue, in which we

delve into several topics including the dreadful norovirus, kidney disease

and an artful look at the bicycle. In our feature story this week,

contributor Ken Smith offers insight into his life as conservator for his

brother, who has paranoid schizophrenia.

Of course, just because it's the Health & Fitness issue doesn't mean we

don't have other news on tap this week: There's a glimpse at Chico's

discussion of restricting single-use plastic bags; Wally Herger's big

announcement; and a preview of an upcoming performance by two of the

members of Los Lobos.

Thanks for reading!

Until next week,

Meredith Graham, managing editor