Issue: April 05, 2012
Good morning, CN&R readers:
We have a lot of good reads for you this week, starting with our cover story:
When you think about Iraq, the first thing that comes to mind is probably
the war. Maybe you immediately think about the thousands of American
soldiers and Iraqis who lost their lives there over the past decade.
Perhaps there is not a single good thing that comes to mind when you think
about the country. But for the author of this week's cover story, there's a
lot more to Iraq. Phil Dennis goes back to his childhood and the time he
spent in the country, which was a far different place than what many of us
envision today. For one, Americans were beloved by the Iraqi people.
In Newslines this week, check out staff writer Ken Smith's report on the
Bidwell Mansion Association's dissolved partnership with the California
State Park Commission. We also have a write-up about Republican
presidential candidate Ron Paul and his stopover in Chico. CN&R intern Kyle
Emery took so many great photos of the event that we put a gallery online
(head to the story at www.newsreview.com/chico to see it). The section is
rounded out by coverage of this week's Chico City Council meeting and a
follow-up on the Chico mortgage scandal involving local builder Tony Symmes.
In Arts and Culture, there's a lot to check out, too, including a review of
the Blue Room Theatre's disturbingly sexy new play, The Secretaries. And in
his weekly column, arts editor Jason Cassidy highlights some of the area's
not-to-be-missed arts, entertainment and community events over the next
couple of months (the Thursday Night Market starts tonight!).
We hope you enjoy this week's issue.
-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor
All-encompassing dried-bean workshop to be held in the Gateway Science Museum’s Sustainability Garden; plus, more on pink slime.
This article was published on 04.05.12