Issue: April 13, 2017

Morning, readers!

Who's ready to take in the sounds of spring? How about the punk or melodic metal stylings of Chico's music scene? If you feel like it's time to widen your musical horizons, let us guide you. Pick up this week's CN&R, check out our cover package on hot local bands, and then go find where they're playing (several are on lineups during the CAMMIES festival going on right now!).

In other news: I sat down with the mother of Joey Strickland, the young man whose body was found March 17 off River Road. She wants answers; so does law enforcement. Also, Butte County supervisors got an earful on Tuesday--and a chance to weigh in with their thoughts--regarding the Oroville Dam. Our editorial takes the Chico PD to task for not publicizing the probably drinking-related death of a young woman on Cesar Chavez Day. And we've got stories about laughter yoga (yes, it's a thing), Hudson's Gastropub and the North State Symphony.

Read on!

Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor