Ralph Brave: January 3, 1953—September 1, 2007
It is with immense sadness that we inform SN&R readers that our respected and beloved colleague Ralph Brave passed away last Saturday of advanced stage lung cancer at the UC Davis Medical Center. Ralph is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Kathi Sylva, and his sister, Carol Brave.
To say that Ralph wrote crucial stories, shook the halls of power and touched the lives of many over the course of his long years as a journalist and at SN&R is an understatement. We will remember him for his brilliance and intensity, his commitment to working for a better world and his depth of heart. Below, find a reminder of a few of his most memorable SN&R covers.
To see all of Ralph’s work over the years, go to his author archive page.
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The Center for Genetics and Society also created a memorial page for Ralph.
The hidden history of UC Davis’ 35-year collaboration with Big Tobacco
June 21, 2007
Can the investment behemoth pursue social goals, as well as mind the bottom line for its retirees?
May 17, 2007
Does the downfall of a local congressman mean something more than the latest corruption of a politician?
May 3, 2007
April 5, 2007
Days of decision on the war in Iraq for our region’s four Congress members
March 22, 2007
Scientists search for mastery over the molecular action inside cells at the UC Davis Genome Center
December 7, 2006
Is anyone considering the possibility that environmental effects from global warming could make Sacramento unlivable?
August 24, 2006
The former vice president talks to SN&R about his new documentary and the threat posed by global warming. “We didn’t ask for it,” he says, “but here it is.”
June 1, 2006
As California readies to unleash a giant incentive program to achieve a million solar roofs over the next decade, more people and businesses than ever are lining up to become part of the solar economy
April 20, 2006
Local writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s new novel about what happens after an abrupt climate change is an ambitious cultural weapon in the global-warming wars
Dec. 22, 2005
The unbearable flatness of being
If you live in a horizontal world, does it enter your soul?
August 31, 2005