Issue: March 31, 2016

Morning, readers!

We know you all love The Esplanade. Heck, WE love The Esplanade. But

according to some pretty reputable studies, it's just not safe enough

anymore, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists. Check out Robert

Speer's breakdown of the plan to upgrade Chico's most beloved boulevard in

this week's feature story.

In other news: A planned high-density senior development in Durham has some

residents up in arms; Glenn's Board of Supervisors vote down the EIR for a

controversial waste facility there; and Enloe has a new canine healer--and

some programs partnering with Butte Humane Society to integrate more dogs

into the hospital setting.

As always, thank you for reading. Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor