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Ever wonder if those promising propositions deliver? Well, Prop 36 was supposed to help drug offenders stay out of prison and save us millions. In many cases, it didn’t deliver.
By Stephen James
This article was published on 09.02.04
Arena and art-house schemes are out. What now?
Photo By Cosmo Garvin
After decades of fire, graffiti and neglect, Globe Mills renovation options will be presented for public comment next week.
By Chrisanne Beckner
A day in the courthouse illuminates the people taking advantage of Proposition 36.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Put on some blacked-out goggles and play goalball with Sacramento River Bats coach Christella Garcia.
By Erin Sierchio
Mr. Freeze is at it again, this time with election funds.
The education unions are fighting against making those poor little darlings learn the basics.
By Jill Stewart
Reporters’ right to keep sources confidential is essential to America’s claim to a free press.
Who knew carrying a camera phone would make it impossible to mail a letter?
By Dinah Maldonado
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Bob the Dog is back in town, and the 20th Street Art Gallery’s got him.
By Jackson Griffith
An assemblage of fine-art pieces from top-notch contemporary illustrators hits the Exploding Head Gallery this month.
Thomas Sowell’s controversial new book offers a conveniently selective view of affirmative action.
Reviewed by Chris Springer
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
These collected works by the late Donald Justice testify as to why he was called a poet’s poet.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
A poem by Corky Templeman of Sacramento.
By Corky Templeman
Sunday nights, it’s soul food at Betty’s Kitchen and the fluid blues sounds of Big John & the Chosen Few.
Blame it on Mel Gibson. Music Circus is the third local company to stage Jesus Christ Superstar this year.
By Patti Roberts
The Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre breaks out the cheesecake in between Darlene and The Guest Lecturer, two one-act comedies by A.R. Gurney.
The trendy ambience of The Nine Doors draws crowds, but will the food keep them coming back?
By Kate Washington
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Tomorrow in Review sounds like a cartoonist on our editorial page, but it’s a new local band formed from the ashes of another, Willknots.
Capitol Garage closes its old venue and prepares to open in a new location later this month; also, the genius of Giant Squid.
By Christian Kiefer
Deathray frontman Dana Gumbiner steps out on this fine four-song EP.
Bebel Gilberto, daughter of Brazilian music icons Joao and Astrud Gilberto, makes a cool, detached record that evinces a maturing style.
By Barry M. Prickett
On Tambourine, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt makes a solid case for Southern pop music.
Some Skinner-related anarchy at The Distillery on Friday, and a country giant at the Palms the night before.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Two couples and one shopworn plot straight from a country-song lyric do not equal three’s a charm.
By Jim Lane
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