Issue: December 24, 2015

Good morning, readers!

In the theme of holiday cheer, this week we bring you our annual

Christmas fiction by Zu Vincent. Enjoy!

In other news: The Chico Creek Nature Center, CARD and the city strike a

deal to preserve the center's future; we follow up on the Paradise

police shooting after the victim died last week; we highlight a local

teen as she prepares to bicycle across the country--and build houses

along the way; and our film critic weighs in on Star Wars.

Merry Christmas!

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor

(same gal, new title)