Issue: March 28, 2013
Hello, Thursday friends.
It's a been a rough, tragic school year so far for Chico State and
the city of Chico. Once again, alcohol-related deaths have forced the
community to take a serious look at the drinking issue that is often
swept under the doormat. For this week's cover story, Mark Lore
shines a light on the culture of drinking in Chico and what actions
Chico State and community are taking, and might take in the future,
to change that culture. And in Newslines, we have three more Chico
State stories: Howard Hardee writes about how budget cuts are
affecting university's Student Health Services, including alcohol and
drug counseling; Vic Cantu looks in on efforts to educate the
community on respectfully celebrating Cesar Chavez Day; and Tom
Gascoyne follows up on Cal-OSHA's asbestos inspection of Butte Hall.
Last, Robert Speer reports on a special workshop hosted by the Chico
City Council to address problems associated with homeless transiency.
In the Greenways and Healthlines sections this week, we drop in on
Chef Alex and Miss Kathy as they teach the students at Chapman
Elementary about preparing healthy, local, sustainable food, as well
two volunteers in their nineties who install emergency-alert systems
in the homes of elderly clients for Enloe Medical Center.
In Arts & Culture, a local dancer/dance instructor shines the
spotlight on the impressive program of world-class dance productions
that Chico Performances brings to Chico State and Ken Smith
interviews indie-rock godfather Calvin Johnson about his new band The
Hive Dwellers. And, Christine LaPado-Breglia talks with Mama Sattva
Ghee owner Indya Gage about her local version of India-style clarified butter.
Have a great week!
-Jason Cassidy, arts editor