Issue: February 22, 2018

Morning, readers,

Are you keepin' it weird? Well, this week at least, we'll hold down the fort for ya. Check out this week's feature package, which celebrates all that is strange and wonderful about Chico. That's right—it's our Weird Chico issue. In it, we go backstage with the Malteazers burlesque dancers; we get up close and personal with the GravyBrain crew; and we get a glimpse into the world of David Dvorin, master sound manipulator. If that's not enough (and it shouldn't be!), come on down to the annual Keep Chico Weird Talent Show next Saturday (March 3) at the Senator and check out some weird art at the KCW Art Show at MONCA—reception March 1, shows through the 4th.

In other, more newsy news: Chico City Council tackles development impact fees (hint: builders ain't happy); Oroville City Council inches forward on a cannabis ordinance; and CN&R Editor Melissa Daugherty once again focuses her eye on 45. We also interview a Chico State entrepreneur who's inventing some high-tech raver jewelry; I check in on Fork in the Road, which looks to be moving the fleet from Manzanita Place; and we get a little manic with the Blue Room's "Bug."

There's more, for sure, so pick up a paper and read for a while.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor

PS—There's still time to enter the CN&R's annual poetry contest! Go to for details.