Issue: August 23, 2012

Happy Thursday, folks:

The summer has flown by. It’s already time to welcome back the college students who left us for a few months. Butte College started classes this week, and Chico State’s fall semester begins on Monday. This year, for our back-to-school primer, we’ve compiled a package of stories, including a feature on the prominence of Chico State’s Athletics program. Check out the accompanying story on Dale Thayer, a former Wildcats pitcher who’s making his mark in the Big Leagues with the Padres. Also, check out the student-centric stories elsewhere in the paper, including in Chow, where Jason Cassidy reveals the axis of student eateries. See Arts DEVO, too!

In Newslines, check out the story about the feud between a man who lives on Park Avenue and the owner of the Maltese Bar and Tap Room over alleged noise complaints. Read a piece on the awkwardness surrounding the hiring of Chico’s new city manager, Brian Nakamura. We’ve got our always spot-on Chico City Council coverage. And there’s also a fun write-up on Stan McEtchin, an 88-year-old Paradise Town Council candidate who’s going to run for a seat again this year despite being asked to withdraw his candidacy.

Over in the Arts, there’s a story about Season of the Witch, a Chico horror-thrash band. Famed film critic Juan-Carlos Selznick gives us his take on The Intouchables … not to be confused with The Expendables (we have a short review on that movie, too).

There’s plenty more in this great issue.


-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor