Issue: August 23, 2012

Sacramento's booming river-party culture is more than just bros and girls gone wild. It's a brand, an industry--and a nightmare for law enforcement. Whether it's "Rafting Gone Wild" or "Lose Your Liver on the River," these social-media and alcohol-fueled events are under scrutiny. In this week's feature, SN&R staff writer Raheem F. Hosseini gets the scoop about partying hard - and hardly organized - on the American River.

As more elements of the Affordable Care Act - known in some circles as "Obamacare" - become accessible, there are more questions about how it will work. SN&R CEO Jeff vonKaenel interviews Diana S. Dooley, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, for Frontlines to get some of those questions answered.

SN&R contributor Elizabeth Limbach takes a look at how Burning Man has grown - and what it will mean for the festival over time. Will they even be able to get a permit for 2013? And will Burning Man regulars get sick of the hassle for tickets? Read more in this week's Arts&Culture feature. Also: Aaron Carnes on ElectroPoetic Coffee, Kel Munger on the Christopher Durang Festival, and Becky Grunewald on the new Firestone Public House.

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