Issue: January 05, 2017

Morning, readers!

Who do you think will make headlines in 2017? We at the CN&R have our guesses ... and we compiled them into our annual Whom to Watch issue. Here are a few hints: They include a City Councilman, a fire chief, a university bigwig, a climate activist and an all-around arts guy. Check out our feature story this week to find out more.

In other news: We offer a run-down of some offbeat new laws here in the Golden State; we get to know an architect/artist who transforms old railroad spikes into usable items; and I got to sit down with a new local author whose first novel hits stands next week.

Of course, there's more this issue. So, read up!

Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor