Issue: May 24, 2012

If you lived in Sacramento ten years ago, the names alone--Vlade, Peja, C-Webb, Bibby--are enough to bring back memories of a Sacramento Kings team that featured good vibes and great hoops. Arco thunder. Sold-out games. Playoff wins. Game 6. In this week's feature, we offer a look back, courtesy of SN&R freelance contributor Joe Martin, on the best team never to win an NBA championship.

Get this: A sitting board of supervisor has never lost a re-election bid since 1970. But the insurgent tag team of Gary Blenner and Jeff Kravitz want to beat this streak, or at least have some fun trying. Cosmo Garvin looks at the candidates trying to Occupy the board of supervisors in this week's Frontlines. Also this week: Nick Miller reports on a hate crime against a Sacramento Ballet dancer, and Tara Eshghi chats with the locals diverting kitchen waste from landfills to gardens.

Question: What do a talking Teddy Bear, Katy Perry 3-D adult cinema and a vampire-slaying Abraham Lincoln have in common? Answer: Find out by taking Jonathan Keifer's official summer movie pop quiz. Also this week: Nick Miller gives it up for Manny being Manny in Mannymento, Steph Rodriguez looks at the rich, blues-y history of the Torch Club, Patti Roberts raves about driving lessons with a skeevy uncle, and Jonathan Mendick asks a fencing Olympian if he's ever been stabbed.

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