Issue: June 14, 2012

Good morning, readers:

It’s nearly summertime, the kids are out of school, and Father’s day is this Sunday, which makes this week’s cover story a timely one. Actually, it’s a package of stories with a variety of topics involving families, including the challenges one local same-sex couple faces in raising their son. There’s also a story about a local organization that aids parents in their search for daycare providers; a look at different parenting styles; a nice first person piece on a local doulas service; and a write up on some handy parenting apps. The family issue also spills into other areas of the paper, such as the Healthlines section. There you’ll read about Dr. Samuel Daniyan, a beloved Paradise-based pediatrician.

In Newslines this week, check out Ken Smith’s great story about historian Michele Shover’s recent discovery that adds a new chapter to legacy of John Bidwell. Reporting from Oroville, Kay Noah has a write up on the dog mauling that left a Palermo woman in really bad shape. New CN&R intern Kjerstin Wood talked to Chico State’s newly named provost, Belle Wei, to give readers insight into Chico State’s second-in-command administrator. And news editor Tom Gascoyne reports on the proposal to regulate the use of plastic bags in Chico.

Over in the Arts and Culture section, check out the coverage of CD releases from four local acoustic acts; find out about the great (and sometimes not so great) eats coming from Chico’s street-food scene. Plus … a lot more …

Happy reading,

-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor