Issue: January 15, 2015

Good morning!

Let's see, what do we have for you this fine day? Our feature story this

week, written by Assistant News Editor Howard Hardee, focuses on the

impact mental illness can have on homelessness and vice versa. It's a

tough combination, to say the least, and many of those affected aren't

motivated to seek treatment on their own.

In other news: Editor Melissa Daugherty defends the freedoms of speech

and the press; News Editor Tom Gascoyne gets to the bottom of a tree

controversy between Oroville and PG&E and contributor Evan Tuchinsky

looks into claims that reusable bags harbor more germs than the plastic


As always, browse around and you're bound to find more juicy stuff.

Read on!

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor