Issue: March 14, 2013

Dear readers:

Happy Thursday!

This week, longtime CN&R contributor Jaime O'Neill, an admitted gun nut and liberal, talks about his day at the Chico Gun Show, and Americans' fascination with gun ownership.

In Newslines this week, check out the News Editor Tom Gascoyne's great feature on the work of Dave Myers, whose hawks and falcons are helping to frighten off migratory gulls that are attracted to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility. There's a story by staff writer Ken Smith on the potential union shopping county workers are considering. Editor Robert Speer talks to some city of Chico employees who say that new City Manager Brian Nakamura is doing what's necessary to right the city budget and that he has support within City Hall. And yours truly talks with Christina Stoimenova, a native Chicoan who's lived in Bulgaria for the past nine years, and who is asking her hometown for help in aiding orphans in that very poor country.

In Greenways, get some tips on how to make sustainable choices when it comes to purchasing seafood.

In Healthlines, read the advice of some health experts from Enloe Medical Center in advance of the hospital's upcoming health-education event.

In the Arts and Culture section, read about Chico State's amazing pipe organ; Arts Editor Jason Cassidy reviews the university's latest production, 12 Ophelias, a semi-musical; Chow is all about barleywines; and in Reel World, critic Craig Blamer gives us his take on Dead Man Down, the new Colin Farrell mob thriller.

As always, there's a lot more in this issue.

See you at the newsstand,

-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor