Issue: November 15, 2012

Good morning, CN&R readers:

This week, get ready for a really fun cover-story read in which Arts Editor Jason Cassidy takes us behind the scenes of the production of a local play at Blue Room Theatre. That play is The Little Prince and Jason spent hours and hours watching the production come together, from auditions to opening night, last Thursday (Nov. 8). After you read the story you're going to want to see the play ... but get tickets while you can. The short, two-week run closes tomorrow evening, Nov. 16.

In Newslines this week, CN&R's Howard Hardee checks in with the Chico Cat Coalition. The organization has come up against some obstacles during its recent move to a new locale within city limits. Staff writer Ken Smith has a write-up on how local folks are protesting the U.S. military's use of drones, a variety of which is flown out of nearby Beale Air Force Base. ChicoSol Editor Leslie Layton, a longtime CN&R contributor, has a story about the efforts of a local undocumented immigrant who is trying to get his license to practice law. Sergio Garcia graduated from Cal Northern School of Law in Chico a couple of years ago and was at the nation's capitol this week, lobbying lawmakers about this issue. Also, Tom Gascoyne has a story about the recent changes taking place at the Chico Police Department, including the dismantling of its gang unit.

In Greenways, check out what's happening with GRUB's CSA. Hint: It's on the move.

In Arts and Culture: Check out Chow to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the year. In Music, staff writer Ken Smith reviews a night of cowboy poetry and singing at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. And in Scene, new contributing writer MaryRose Lovgren reviews Butte College's production of Molière's Imaginary Invalid.

There's a lot more in this issue, too. Happy reading!

-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor