Issue: April 15, 2010

This week, Cosmo Garvin flips the light on Proposition 16, making your way to an election ballot this June, where he reveals what some call business as usual and other cite as out-of-bounds ballot-box politics.

And for Earth Day this month, our feature by Fred Branfman tells the tale of how he and his friend, former SMUD visionary Ed Smeloff worked on parallel tracks, and sometimes together, to help bring about a renewable energy future for Sacramento, California and the rest of the country.

All that, plus Elvis was sighted in Davis. Read about it in Sound Advice.