Issue: November 01, 2012

By this time in the election cycle, most people are so sick of it--the endless campaign, the screaming political ads, the unending fundraising emails and yes, even a robocall or two--that the last thing we want to talk about is voting. So why vote? SN&R's Nick Miller answers that question in this week's feature.

What do Prop. 30, money for schools, and prison realignment have in common? More than you think. In this week's Frontlines, SN&R staff writer Raheem F. Hosseini addresses a little-known section of Proposition 30 that provides funding for prison realignment. According to some local correctional leaders, if Prop. 30 fails, so will prison realignment.

Also in Frontlines this week: James Raia reports on the still-unpaid loan from the City of Sacramento to the Sacramento Sports Commission. It's not a deal-breaker, but the debt may effect whether or not Amgen's Tour of California comes through Sacramento in 2013. And in Essay, Kel Munger asks what we should do about those low-information voters.

When the party's getting hard, these folks are the first responders: Sacramento's bouncers. In this week's Arts&Culture, Lovelle Harris gets these men and women to talk about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright scary. Also this week: Aaron Carnes on the Kelps new nonfiction approach in Music; Kel Munger raves about Janis Stevens as Joan Didion in The Year of Magical Thinking at California Stage; and paying attention to political information can backfire, or so says the expert Raheem F. Hosseini interviews in this week's 15 Minutes.

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