Issue: August 11, 2016

Morning, readers!

School's not quite back in session yet, but we wanted to get everyone in

that mindset with a little history lesson ripe for an episode of Sheldon

Cooper's "Fun With Flags." Did you know that North State settlers had a

hand in overthrowing the Mexican government and declaring California a

free republic? Read Ken Smith's cover story this week on the Bear Flag

Revolt to find out more.

In other news: Newly incorporated Southside Oroville has its first

official City Council candidate; a music-loving couple may be popping up

with a record shop in a pub near you; and two local hospitals are poised

for expansion.

But wait, there's more! Best of Chico voting has officially begun! Go to to cast your ballot. You could even win

an awesome gift package from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Just sayin'.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor