Issue: September 04, 2014

Good morning, faithful readers,

Break out the popcorn! For all you movie buffs out there, we've got the

rundown on fall releases for you. Three of the N&R's critics offer a

glimpse at some exciting upcoming openings, including potential Oscar

contenders, and they also break down their favorite films of 2014 thus

far. So if you're in the mood to head to the cinema, be sure to consult

this week's feature package first.

In other news: Staff writer Ken Smith investigates the weekend's

7-Eleven parking lot murder; contributor Claire Hutkins-Seda looks into

plans to create an elephant preserve in Tehama County; Arts Devo gets

down and dirty with local art; and Editor Melissa Daugherty takes issue

with the Enterprise-Record's editorials.

Keep on reading on,

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor