Issue: February 19, 2015

Happy spring, Chico. Wait ... what?

Is this mild, sunny weather just the typical February in Chico spring

fake-out, or are we turning the corner toward barbecues and gardening

and allergy season? Let's hope it's the former and we have a decent

amount of rain return to the forecast.

In local news this week, we report on the Chico City Council's momentous

decision on the annexation of the Chapman and Mulberry neighborhoods as

well as look into the turmoil a Chico State as staff and faculty protest

working conditions at the university. And in arts, man about town Carey

Wilson is all over downtown as he takes in the Blue Room Theatre's

star-studded production of Sam Shepard's /True West /and stops by B

Street Public House for a brunch with a posse of Chico hipster. And we also

get in a few words with Cleveland hip-hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Enjoy the nice weather, Chico. And pray for rain!

Jason Cassidy, arts editor