Issue: April 26, 2012

Good morning, readers:

This week we present to you our popular Bike Issue, the CN&R’s fourth

annual cover story on local bicycling issues and culture. Per usual, we’ve

got a lot to report on. Biking is much loved in the North State and in

Chico in particular. We have a variety of stories, including a look at the

Chico Museum’s new exhibit, ”The Bicycle: Life on Two Wheels.” There’s a

nice feature about artful bike racks, a report on the city of Chico’s

Bicycle Advisory Committee (did you know it existed?), as well as a look

into Chico’s first “bike box” at the corner of MLK Parkway and East Park


In news, you’ll read about a recent event aiding hundreds of homeless

folks; a San Diego assemblyman’s visit to Chico to drum up support for a

new law that would help middle-class families pay for tuition at the CSU

and UC; the California Faculty Association’s system-wide plan to strike

should their contract negotiations fail; and a talk about the end of the

world as we know it by author Richard Heinberg.

Over in arts, there’s a review of Disney’s new documentary, a music feature

on Chico’s burgeoning electronic scene, and a write up on Chico State’s

Book in Common, Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, in advance of the author’s

appearance next month at Laxson Auditorium. And more …

I hope you enjoy the issue,

-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor