Issue: October 04, 2012

Good morning, readers,

This week’s cover story is an interesting piece about Chico High School’s lack of on-campus facilities for its football team. The team hasn’t played games on its own turf in more than 60 years. Why not? Ed Booth takes a look back on the history of the school’s football program, including the recent decision to move its games from Chico State to rival Pleasant Valley High. He also talks to folks about what’s stopping Chico oldest school from having its own stadium.

In Newslines this week: Local Muslims and other Chicoans tell us what they think of the Muslim unrest in response to the trailer of controversial film Innocence of Muslims. Find out what the four candidates running for the Chico Unified School District’s Board of Trustees have to say about themselves and their take on education, particularly when it comes to funding. You’ll read what efforts the City Council took this week to bolster the economic vitality of the area. And you’ll also read a cautionary tale about a man who’s trying to get back his stolen iPod from a local pawn shop.

In Greenways, check out the interview with Robert Glennon, author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It. The book was chosen as Butte County’s Book in Common, and Glennon is speaking at Chico State on Friday, Oct. 5.

In the Arts and Culture section: Read about the art of tatua, an ancient form of tattooing being performed in Chico for only a week by a visiting expert in the technique. You’ll also read about the two albums former Microphones frontman Phil Elverum released this year under the moniker Mount Eerie.


-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor