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The federal government, led by President Bush, has pushed the envelope in cutting back on environmental protections. But California is pushing back in court with some success.
By Chrisanne Beckner
This article was published on 06.24.04
Sprawl opponents deride the governor’s budget pact with local governments.
By Jeff Kearns
Although popular in the polls, the reform initiative continues to cause controversy.
By Vince Beiser
States’ rights used to be a favorite issue of conservatives, but the Bush administration has changed that.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
After a major health crisis, sculptor Melinda Johnson has found renewed inspiration in curating local art shows.
By John McCormack
PETA cards kids while John Doolittle makes his film debut.
When the lights go out, ask the dim bulbs in Sacramento why they didn’t try to do something about an inadequate electrical supply.
By Jill Stewart
According to a new report, hundreds of thousands of eligible students will be denied access to California’s community colleges in the next decade.
In-home health care is a cost-effective way to care for the ill and disabled.
By Bernadette Lynch
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
This month, the 20th Street Art Gallery features (among many other things) some intriguing computer-generated planetary art.
By Jackson Griffith
A year ago, local roots-rock legend Grub Dog burned out on Sacramento and moved to Austin, Texas. He returns to play this week, having learned a thing or two.
By Christian Kiefer
Author Alex Garland has come out with another page turner to put on your summer reading list.
Reviewed by John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Erin Sierchio
By Becca Costello
Finally, a local poetry ‘zine with teeth, er, fangs.
By Kel Munger
Psst! Wanna see satellite photos of Dick Cheney’s bunker?
A poem by Marc Brush Peacock of Davis.
By Marc Peacock Brush
The city shuts down the Exploding Opera’s Faust before its premiere; go see the Joy Buzzards on Friday.
Foothill Theatre Company’s Fully Committed is a one-man workout disguised as a hilarious New York comedy.
By Jeff Hudson
The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival tempts with the sweet comedy of Sugar, the stage version of Some Like It Hot.
By Patti Roberts
By Kate Washington
Eat it Up Listings.
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
The Pleasure Seekers, a soul cover band made up of some well-seasoned local musicians, locks into a groove.
Blues guitarist Jimmy Pailer and jazz axman Ross Hammond go at it on 15th Street (sort of), and Sacramento has some departures.
Local pop-funk band Downboy releases a CD with a lot of promise.
Guns N’ Roses minus Axl plus Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland equals excellent rock, believe it or not.
By Paul Morrison
Model A, more a band than a jalopy in someone’s driveway, brings its dense sound to the Blue Lamp on Saturday. Oh, and KMFDM is here Thursday.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Actor-filmmaker Mario Van Peebles plays his blaxploitation filmmaker father, Melvin, in Baadasssss!, which chronicles the making of the elder Van Peebles’ 1971 classic.
By Jim Lane
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