Issue: September 05, 2013

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The feature this week: Gene Maddaus examines the death of incendiary

journalist Michael Hastings and the government's criminalization of

investigative reporting.

Elsewhere in the issue: Alastair Bland on the future of Medi-Cal

under "Obamacare"; Dave Kempa on Sacramento's most toxic

neighborhoods; Nick Miller on Senate President Pro Tem Darrell

Steinberg's proposed bill to speed up the Kings arena development;

Daniel Barnes and Jim Lane preview the upcoming season's most

anticipated films; Jonathan Mendick previews the Sacramento Film &

Music Festival; Ann Martin Rolke reviews an old-school Italian-food

staple; Brian Palmer interviews LAUNCH Festival headliners Imagine

Dragons; and more.