Issue: July 07, 2016

Morning, readers!

Hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July! Check out our Newspic

this week for an awesome view of the fireworks over Lake Oroville. Also,

our feature package this week is dedicated to water, as in all the

refreshing, adventurous creeks, swimming holes, lakes and rivers we have

right here in Butte County. Take a cue from some of those depicted in

the photo essay and cool off when it gets hot. (Just please take proper

precautions when doing so!)

In other news: Chico is prepping to switch streetlights to LEDs at the

same time the whiter lights are being studied for causing sleep

disruption; the city of Chico nixes a proposal to waive facility rental

fees for some; I got a tour of the Gateway Science Museum's new

exhibit--and more; and if you like cheesecake, you're in luck with the

new Joker's Bakery.

Read on!

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor