Issue: April 12, 2012
Good morning, CN&R readers:
In this week’s cover story, Chico State lecturer David Waddell takes a
closer look at the police response to the brutal stabbing of Joseph
Igbineweka, the former Associated Students president who was attacked two
years ago next week. Police initially identified a 19-year-old Butte
College student as the attacker. But it turns out he didn’t do it. Thanks
to DNA evidence, the real assailant, Jorge Aguilar Ceja, was identified and
is now serving seven years in prison. Still, the name of that wrongly
accused student remains tarnished. Was there a rush to judgment early on?
In news this week, Tom Gascoyne looks into reports of local Safeway stores
pushing back against signature gatherers who use their storefronts. He also
has a write up on a Democrat who will be challenging Dan Logue for his
Assembly seat. Yours truly reports on the changes the Chico Police
Department has made to reduce overtime spending. And Ken Smith looks into
“honey oil,” following a weekend house fire.
There are a couple of nice features this week, too. In Healthlines, read
Evan Tuchinsky’s story on a father and son who perform surgeries together.
And in Greenways, Claire Hutkins Seda interviews locavore guru Joel Salatin
(he’s coming to Chico next Monday, April 16).
Over in arts, check out Ken Smith’s piece on Rhode Island band Brown Bird
(they’re playing a benefit gig at the Chico Women’s Club this Sunday, April
15) and CN&R Editor Robert Speer’s write up on the Museum of Northern
California’s first public exhibit.
And don’t forget about the CAMMIES Music Festival! It starts tonight and
lasts through Saturday, and the showcases have something for every musical
-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor