Issue: February 01, 2018

Morning, readers!

How 'bout these sunny skies forecast for the next 10 days? Is it enough to remind us of the drought we were in before last year's rains? Well, in our feature story this week, we look at the potential for future drought and how some communities are choosing to plan ahead, through ocean water desalination.

In other news: A local homeless man, Tom Avakian, dies on the streets, a tragic reminder of the frailty of life without a roof; the Chico Chamber of Commerce eyes a new sales tax; and talks begin on adding a parking fee to Upper Park.

There's always more to read, so pick up the CN&R!

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor