Issue: June 19, 2014

Good morning, readers,

I hope you are all enjoying this nice weather--it's just perfect for

relaxing on the porch with a cup of Joe and the CN&R!

For this week's feature story, staff writer Ken Smith bears his soul

following the unexpected death of his brother, exploring the bonds of

family and the process of grieving. I cried while reading it. More than

once. Consider yourself forewarned. (But don't even think of letting

that stop you from reading it. It's a beautiful piece.)

In other news: Howard Hardee and Tom Gascoyne take on the Chico City

Council's marathon budget session and its decision to allow the Saturday

farmers' market to stay put; contributor Catherine Beeghly has a

colorful conversation with a pirate for 15 Minutes; and fellow

contributor Alastair Bland attempts to get to the bottom of just where

all the Pliny the Elder has got off to.

Of course, there's more--you'll just have to pick up the paper or click

the links below to discover it!

Until next week,

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor