Issue: February 21, 2019

Morning, weirdos!

I mean that in the best possible way, of course. This week we celebrate all the freaks, weirdos, crazies and just plain creative folks in our midst in our annual Weird Chico Issue. We feature a couple of belly dancers, a new local band of musical veterans who use a Theramin and other bizarre instruments, and a touring musician whose claim to fame is over a half century old—but never actually gets old.

In other news: The Mechoopda Indian Tribe is working with the city of Chico and CARD to create a living village exhibit by the Chico Creek Nature Center; Butte College struggles with low enrollment and works to get Camp Fire survivors back in class; and the Chico City Council weighs a cold weather shelter, climate change and 24-hour toilets.

There's more—pick up your copy to find out what's up!

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor