Issue: April 03, 2014
Good morning, readers!
We have quite a variety of stories for you this week. Let's start with
the feature package, which, considering it's been raining all week might
not seem that timely because it's about drought. But let's get real--the
recent rains have barely put a dent in our need for water. So, in
addition to looking into why H20 is so important, we offer conservation
tips and an inside look at what's going on with our groundwater.
(PS--Did you know that every time you take a bath you use 70 gallons of
Also on tap this week: A hot debate about plastic bags at the City
Council; an April Fools' trick that got us--and a bunch of other
people--thinking about the Saturday farmers' market; abandoned chicks
find homes (cute photos included); and an interview with Arlo. I promise
In a little internal CN&R news, you might notice the name at the bottom
of this newsletter has changed. It's been about two years since I penned
one of these, and in that time I moved out of the country, then out of
the state. But that incredibly strong magnet (you know the one) pulled
me back to this community and this newspaper that I love so much.
Until next week,
Meredith J. Graham, associate editor