Issue: February 13, 2014
Good morning, CN&R readers!
For a good overview of California’s drought/water situation, read contributor Alastair Bland’s Cover story, “The big squeeze.” Follow that with Assistant News Editor Howard Hardee’s Newsline, “‘We will come out of this,’” another water-centric story that is focused on the Durham-Dayton area, just south of Chico.
Also in Newslines, we offer contributor Allan Stellar’s “Coyote killings under review,” an update on the Modoc County coyote hunts, as well as a story by Staff Writer Ken Smith featuring local social worker Meagan Meloy, and News Editor Tom Gascoyne’s article about National 2-1-1 Day.
In Healthlines, contributor Evan Tuchinsky offers an interesting piece outlining some of the yeas and nays of obtaining a flu shot: “The flu demystified.” For Greenways, I wrote a story titled “Spreading democracy,” for which I interviewed Butte County Library Outreach Coordinator Oliver Allen about the new Little Library program, which is installing tiny free libraries in the Chapmantown neighborhood. And my GreenHouse column takes a look at a couple of noteworthy local, sustainability-focused projects: the new cookbook created by Sherwood Montessori students (shepherded by the school’s illustrious cooking/gardening teacher, Chef Richie Hirshen), and the new good-food partnership between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market.
In Arts & Culture, there’s a Valentine’s Day theme apparent: Alastair Bland’s story, “Flavor of love,” is all about aphodisiacs; contributor Vic Cantu’s 15 Minutes interview with California Organic Flowers’ Marc Kessler looks at the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers, among other things; and my “Stage flight” is a preview of acclaimed performer/playwright Ann Randolph’s one-woman show, Loveland (and two-day grief-centered writing workshop), at the Chico Women’s Club. Arts DEVO offers many tidbits about the local art scene as well.
Take note: The CN&R is in the processing of accepting entries for our Fiction 59 contest; contest rules are on page 33 of our print edition.
Enjoy your day!
Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia, associate editor
Chef Richie Hirshen and his cooking/gardening students at Sherwood Montessori school release their second cookbook, Grow, Cook, Eat. Also, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market collaborate on new Healthy Opportunities Program (HOP).
This article was published on 02.13.14