Issue: July 30, 2015

Good morning!

Music is in the air. At least it was for Stephen Metzger while he was

attending songwriting camp with accomplished singer-songwriter John

McCutcheon. The campers learned how to pen some great lyrics while

simultaneously uncovering the history of folk music, which has an

undeniable link to social justice causes.

In other news: We catch up on water transfers that earned farmers in the

Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District millions this year; we sit down with a

bartending magician; we hear from a dedicated high school student who's

raising money for the orangutans; and one writer tries acupuncture for

the first time.

Read on, faithful readers!

Until next time,

Meredith Cooper, associate editor