Issue: September 18, 2014

Good morning!

I'm happy to report that we have a pretty impressive bunch of stories

for you this week. Our feature, penned by contributor Debra Lucero,

offers insight into the family of Lonnie Keith, the physician assistant

convicted in the kidnappings and rape of several Chico women in 2012.

His ex-wife, Kari Keith, shares intimate details about the time leading

up to her husband's arrest and the aftermath.

In other news: Staff writer Ken Smith talks with friends of Marc

Thompson, the local student activist whose body was found burned in his

car last week outside of Oroville. We also look into the incident

involving a Butte County sheriff's deputy kicking a suspect; the Chico

City Council's noncommittal response to allegations it violated the

state's open-meetings law; and big changes at the Big Chico Creek

Ecological Reserve. If you like things a little lighter, we also take

the time to wish Duffy's Tavern a hearty happy birthday.

Thanks for reading!

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor