Issue: May 29, 2014
For our cover story this week, Claire Hutkins Seda went to Concow to
look in on the Buckeye Gathering, a week-long "ancestral arts and
technologies" campout where participants learned how to weave
baskets, make their own shoes, tan hides and other ancestral skills
that have slowly faded from existence in our technology-dependent world.
In news, we look at the Police Chief's decision to no longer have
officers respond to unconfirmed automated alarms, and we report on a
local woman's difficulties in navigating the bureaucracy of Veterans
Affairs on behalf of her ailing veteran father. And on the college
front, Ken Smith checks in with the city's Drop & Dash program as it
gears up for the crush of debris left behind by departing students.
Other highlights this week include a feature on one woman's painful
cautionary tale of tattoos and their removal, Meredith J. Graham's
quest to try the mysterious Sushi Buritto, a review of the new X-Men
film and our annual guide to the summer music festival season, and much more.
Jason Cassidy, arts editor