Issue: December 10, 2015

Good morning, readers!

This week's feature story is all about salmon. The chinook, which spawn

in the Sacramento River and rely on cold water to do so, have had two

bad seasons, to the detriment of fishermen as well as the species. Much

of that has to do with warm water released from Lake Shasta to aid

farmers, something some say is not only wrong but illegal.

In other news: Faculty and staff at Chico State consider a vote of no

confidence in university higher-ups; an organization dedicated to

nonviolence opens a chapter in Chico; two docs weigh in on the so-called

"holiday blues"; and Arts Devo says farewell to a beloved theater

persona in town.

In yet other news: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show and Art Show are

accepting applications NOW, and only through Dec. 16. For the rules, go

to or send an email to

AND THEN ... The Chico News & Review Foundation, a nonprofit arm

dedicated to funding enterprise and in-depth reporting about important

issues to our communities, is hoping to raise a bit more money by the

end of 2015 to be able to take advantage of a $10,000 bonus donation

through the North Valley Community Foundation. Donations can be made

online or you can write a

check payable to NVCF/CN&R Foundation and mail it to: North Valley

Community Foundation, 240 Main St., Ste. 260, Chico, CA 95928. We do

appreciate it!

Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, associate editor