Issue: October 10, 2013

Best day of the week? Thursday!

It's Best of Chico week, which means you helped us put together this

week's paper! And it's a big one, packed with all your favorite

people, places and things. We also got into the game and put together

a list of editors' picks, featuring some fun and (hopefully) funny

"Best" selections of our own.

In news, Ken Smith covers the DA's investigation into the shooting

death of 19-year-old Breanne Sharpe during a confrontation with

police. Also, Bob Speer revisits the case of Steven Edward

Crittenden, the man on death row for brutally killing Dr. William and

Katherine Chiapella in Chico in 1987, and who was just granted a new trial.

Other highlights this week include a discussion about solar farms in

Greenways, a review of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at Laxson

Auditorium in Music and a glowing review by Juan-Carlos Selznick of

the new space thriller Gravity in Reel World. Plus beets! And a whole

lot more.

Next week: Poetry 99

Jason Cassidy, arts editor