Issue: September 08, 2011

Dear SN&R reader!

A combined 6,197 Americans have already been killed in Middle East wars in the name of avenging 9/11 -- a day when 2,996 Americans died. The total American wounded as of mid-August has been 45,338; the total wounded. And that's not

even counting the sky-high rate of civilian casualties, especially in Iraq. Were we not blinded by what happened on 9/11? Are we still? Tom Hayden attempts to answer that question in this week's feature.

In news, Sacramento city staff worked tirelessly to come up with its new Climate Action Plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. But environmentalists say it's not enough--in part due to the city council caving in to developers, builders and Realtors. Nick Miller reports on business and climate in Sacramento. Also this week: Bites looks at something good and melodrama-free at City Hall, Kel Munger chats with author Jay Feldman, and SN&R CEO Jeff vonKaenel remembers 9/11.

On the Arts&Culture scene: Isn't it hard sometimes to order a drink at a bar? SN&R offers bar etiquette 101 for those wary at the watering hole. Also this week: Sampino's means sandwiches, the summer's show season is almost ending (but not without a bang) and Nick Miller reports back from Los Angeles' FYF Festival.

SN&R Staff