Issue: October 25, 2012
Calling all CN&R readers, it is almost time to vote!
The election is less than two weeks away! There is a lot at stake
this year, and our election issue covers it all, from the state races
and propositions to the race for the four open seats on the Chico City Council.
In Newslines: Keeping with the election coverage, Ken Smith sifts
through the issues surrounding the local Measure E, the new
school-bond measure that aims to take the place of the exhausted
funding of 1998's Measure A. Also in the news, the city council gets
a very thorough presentation on all facets of the city's budget, and
a TED event (Technology, Education and Design) comes to the Sierra
Nevada Big Room.
In Greenways this week, Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia schools us on
the local Master Gardner program, and in health, Evan Tuchinsky
compares and contrasts Obamacare and Romneycare.
And, in Arts & Culture, it's a week in review: We review the
criminally under-attended performance by Doc Severinsen and his hot
Latin/jazz band the San Miguel Five; we slap our heads over the
criminally lame Splatter Festival in Oroville, and our resident
horror buff, Craig Blamer, offers some DVD and VOD suggestions for
Halloween flicks that you won't see on the big screen.
Have a great weekend!
-Jason Cassidy, arts editor