Issue: April 07, 2016

Morning, readers!

I hope you're enjoying this sunshine, because it looks like a little

more rain is coming our way this weekend. That's OK—we still need it.

For a little something extra to enjoy on this fine day, we bring you

Poetry 99, our annual short poetry contest. Some of the winners and

honorable mentions this year are pretty impressive, so check out their

written word—and then head on over to The Bookstore in downtown Chico

tonight at 6:30 to hear them read their poems aloud.

In other news: Last week we wrote about proposed changes to The

Esplanade; on Tuesday night, the City Council discussed it and looked

over schematics and ultimately decided to take more time to talk it

over—stay tuned for a special meeting on the subject later this month.

Also, we check out the Chico Breaks the Record effort at The DownLo. If

you haven't gone over there yet, it's worth a visit.

As always, there's much more news than I can fit in this modest

newsletter. So, read on!

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor