Issue: August 16, 2012

Good morning, readers:

Happy Thursday! Better known around here as CN&R publication day.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's issue, which features a great cover story by long-time contributor Jaime O'Neill on a Ridge resident who was a freedom rider during the campaign to register black voters in the South in 1964. That woman, Karen Duncanwood, reflects back on that time and her efforts down in Mississippi during that very dangerous time of the civil-rights movement.

Among the stories in Newslines, News Editor Tom Gascoyne gives a rundown of the candidates for local offices, including the Chico City Council. Contributor Vic Cantu sheds some light on the "zombie drug" known as bath salts. And there's also a write up on the epic Chico mortgage-fraud scheme nearing a close, since its mastermind recently was sentenced.

In Greenways, read about a cool new bike shop, Chico Oldspokes Home, offering a variety of services, including workshops on DIY repair.

Over in the Arts and Culture section, there's a feature on beloved Americana rock band The Avett Brothers, who are kicking off their new tour in Chico next Wednesday, Aug. 22. Also check out Arts Editor Jason Cassidy's review of a new art gallery's open-entry show.


-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor