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Prosecutors call Women Helping Women a criminal enterprise. Members of the gifting club say it’s all about giving and empowerment.
By Heidi Kriz
This article was published on 12.19.02
Sacramento’s best-known atheist takes on a new constitutional challenge, and this time he’s after the Family Court law that determines custody cases.
By Chrisanne Beckner
The Hertzberg Institute turns civilians into legislators.
By Jeff Kearns
Pyramid schemes are illegal and destined to fail, but Sacramentans participating in Women Helping Women didn’t see a connection to their club.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Designer Tina Reynolds takes satisfaction in helping people create a better world.
By Sarah Sol
UC Davis is planning a biocontainment laboratory, a reporter surprised legislators at a conference in Maui, and state Republicans are censuring their party chairman.
Dear Mr. President … let the inspections work.
Green space is too precious for us to give up on the Ron Mandella Community Garden.
By Evan Tucker
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
A quick look at notable exhibitions.
By Tim White
Those boilerplate celebrity-measuring tools won’t work when evaluating Sacramento native Lisa Ling, the television reporter, actress and would-be media mogul.
By David A. Kulczyk
Read I Want That! and you’ll experience what it’s like to be stalked by a retail ethnographer.
Reviewed by John Dicker
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
You like big laugh? Check out Web site “Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad Thing.”
By Jackson Griffith
Rick Best, head of the board of directors for the nonprofit Chalk It Up festival, is dead at 32.
By Jeff Hudson
Celebration Arts delivers its version of the comedy The Queen of Bingo, recently staged by Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre.
By Patti Roberts
It’s been 12 years since Andiamo took over the space once occupied by the Rosemont Grill, and the restaurant has slipped a notch in recent years.
By Liz Kellar
State workers around 4th and P streets might want to keep Café Plaza, with its reasonably priced and tasty menu items, a secret. Now you know.
By Dan Flynn
The Pretty Girls may be the finest local exponent of glamorous noise as practiced by the Stones, the Faces and the New York Dolls.
By Ned Hammad
Gordon Hanley moves to the front of the pack of local singer-songwriters most likely to appeal to still-mourning Jeff Buckley fans.
By Christian Kiefer
All-female band Kittie’s new EP, which contains a KMFDM remix, five live tracks and three live videos, reveals a few of its core weaknesses.
Raffi’s new Christmas CD is Canadian enough to satisfy even the most ardent yuletide hater.
Johnny Cash’s newest CD firms up his position as contemporary music’s reigning Old Testament prophet.
By Kel Munger
A weekly selection from the ever-expanding music scene.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
The Two Towers is filmmaking at its finest, and the best seems yet to come.
By Jim Lane
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