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?

You decide.

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


Happy reading,

-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor