Issue: August 01, 2013

Hello, CN&R readers!

Our August 1 issue features an interesting cover story by Chico State history professor Michael Magliari, "A shameful past," on the little-known subject of the late-1800s slave trade in local Native Americans, which helped local ranchers and farmers develop California into the agricultural powerhouse it is today.

In Newslines, our lead story, "Contentious conditions," by Staff Writer Ken Smith, looks at the controversial territory covered by "The Chico Conditions," the Chico Police Department's proposed list of regulations regarding the issuance of new alcohol licenses. (Our editorial this week, "A detriment to business," weighs in on the subject as well.)

Also in Newslines, News Editor Tom Gascoyne wrote "No stamp of approval," on Rep. Doug LaMalfa's farm bill vote; contributor Vic Cantu penned "Condensed news," looking at the merger of the Orland Press-Register and the Willows Journal into the Glenn Transcript; and yours truly offers "The art of business," about local artist and Butte College teacher Dylan Tellesen replacing Janae Lloyd as the marketing and ownership manager of the Chico Natural Foods Cooperative, which is on the verge of a major remodel.

In Greenways, contributor Meredith J. Graham's story, "To the slaughter?," is a timely, thought-provoking piece looking at issues surrounding horse slaughterhouses and the human consumption of horse meat. (Also, read Editor Melissa Daugherty's Second & Flume column, which addresses the horse-meat issue as well.)

Our Healthlines feature article, "Denture detox," by contributor Evan Tuchinsky, concerns a Paradise dental technician who operates a business that makes "biocompatible" dentures and detoxifies existing ones.

Our Arts & Culture section leads off with a story by contributor Alan Sheckter about Matt Hammons and Davis Carlson's revival of Shakespeare in the Park--"Bard to Bidwell." Contributor Alastair Bland's Chow piece, "Sugar below," talks about the deliciousness of summer muskmelons and watermelons (the accompanying photo look almost edible!). Assistant News Editor Howard Hardee weighs in with "Words landing well," about Oregon rapper Landon Wordswell. And fans of intrepid theater-review contributor Craig Blamer will surely enjoy "X-tra butter, please," his review of The Wolverine.

When you grab a print copy of the CN&R, check out Streetalk--the question this week is "Would you ever try horse meat?" While you are at it, read the work of our columnists, and peruse the Calendar section, of course--there's a lot going on this week, including the Cohasset Bazaar & Music Festival on August 3.

It's August!

--Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia, associate editor