Issue: July 25, 2013

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below, but don't forget to pick up a newsprint version of the

newspaper for exclusive event picks, columns and cartoons.

The feature this week: It's report-card time for Sacramento. SN&R's

writers dole out a few A's, B's, C's and D's on various aspects of

the city, including education, the restaurant scene, climate-change

response, sports, homelessness, leadership, smart growth and more.

Elsewhere in the issue: Darwin BondGraham on how private businesses

may impact public-university research; Raheem F. Hosseini on

Sacramento County's spiking water bills; Dave Kempa on a nonprofit

aimed at helping former foster youth utilize new technology; Cosmo

Garvin on the ongoing battle over putting the Kings arena on a

ballot; Joey Garcia on how to not become a digital zombie; Deena

Drewis on betting big at the Cal Expo horse races; Becky Grunewald

reviews Jimboy's Tacos; Jim Lane reviews Fruitvale Station, written

and directed by Sac State alumnus Ryan Coogler; and more.