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Our legal system is bogged down with a tremendous number of lawsuits. Some Sacramento judges are now fining the attorneys and defendants responsible for bringing the frivolous ones.
By Chrisanne Beckner
This article was published on 09.16.04
Emergency-care initiative or diabolical phone tax? Political consultants battle over the branding of a state proposition.
By Bill Forman
Medical-marijuana activists try to figure out what’s next.
By Amy Yannello
One person’s idea of a frivolous lawsuit may be another person’s idea of seeking justice.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Tony Montoya survived two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and eventually learned to love those who mistreated him.
Something is terribly wrong, so go about your business but stay paranoid.
The harebrained content of bad bills proposed by legislators is progressing from dumb to dumber.
By Jill Stewart
More reasons not to re-elect George W. Bush.
Don’t just ban same-sex marriages; ban ’em all.
By John LaTorre
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
This weekend, the Toyroom Gallery features art by developmentally disabled students from the Short Center North and their teachers, who happen to be some of the local art scene’s brightest lights.
By Jackson Griffith
Pauly Shore chose Sacramento as the place to premiere his self-deprecating new comedy Pauly Shore is Dead.
By Becca Costello
Baker’s Checkpoint asks what would happen if the political outrage turned to anger and then violence.
Reviewed by John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Erin Sierchio
A litany of “healthy forests” and other Orwellian crimes against nature by the Bush regime, compiled by Sierra Club President Carl Pope and writer Paul Rauber.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
A poem by Ariono-jovan Labu of Sacramento.
By Ariono-jovan Labu
Raigambre plays the last of its Chicano Groove series this Saturday at Harlow’s.
Join a security guard on his nightly beat, in the B Street Theatre’s Lobby Hero.
By Patti Roberts
By Jeff Hudson
If you’re craving the crepes of a Parisian street vendor, Crepeville offers local satisfaction.
By Kate Washington
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Frank Jordan hits a nasty speed bump on the highway to world domination.
Americana singer-songwriter Richard March may be the most polished, professional performer in town.
By Christian Kiefer
The Dead Texan makes subtle ambient music that is rewarding upon repeated listens.
Francophile alert: 20th-century composer Jean Françaix, whose artful, polished music hearkens back to an earlier, more classical time.
By Greg La Traille
The second album by local singer-composer Percy Howard’s Meridiem, A Pleasant Fiction, sounds closer to 1980s downtown Manhattan than present-day Sacramento. And that’s a good thing.
Bass-playing punk-rock icon Mike Watt brings his current band, the Secondmen, to the Blue Lamp this Saturday.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Richard “Dickie” Pilager, the candidate for Colorado’s governor (played by Chris Cooper) in John Sayles’ new film Silver City, bears a striking resemblance to a certain former Texas governor.
By Jim Lane
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