Issue: February 02, 2017

Morning, readers!

Have you ever taken a look at your life and decided it was time for a change? Well, Chico's Dr. Kelley Otani did just that. After realizing that simply prescribing opioids to people with chronic pain wasn't solving the problem, he quit his six-figure job at Enloe, sold his worldly possessions and headed out on a quest to find meaning in his work again. Now, years later, he's still helping people with chronic pain, but in a whole new way, in Paradise. Read Howard Hardee's feature story this week to find out more about his journey.

In other news: Get the scoop on happenings at Chico State in celebration of Black History Month; we check in on the State of the City address; and Arts Devo gives us the rundown on last weekend's Keep Chico Weird events.

There's always more, of course, so read on.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor