Issue: October 31, 2013
Carlos Lara: "I saw my teacher's body on the blacktop then. And
that's when I started to cry."
It's been a difficult week in our valley as residents dealt with the
aftermath of the Sparks Middle School shooting. None experienced more
anguish than the students, teachers and parents at the
school. Georgia Fisher's cover story this week tells the story of
some of them.
Elsewhere in the issue, Brad Brokaw's interviews Reno novelist Willy
Vlautin about the upcoming movie version of his book The Motel
Life. Brad also introduces us to the local band Love Like Wes. Sage
Leehey writes about Black Rock Solar, a local non-profit organization
that has installed more than three megawatts of solar power since
2007. Brian Burghart takes a shot at employers who pressure their
sick employees to come to work anyway.
In tune with the season and his last name, Bob Grimm evaluates all
the Stephen King novels that have been put on film, dividing them
into best and worst (there's nothing in the middle). He also reviews
Bad Grandpa. K.J. Sullivan samples the fare at Ernie's All American
Burger and Jessica Santina evaluates a production of Comedy of Errors.