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As a Statewide Demonstration Looms, Investments by the UC Regents are Scrutinizednew

The Regents of the University of California recently worried that students and workers might engage in acts of civil disobedience because the governing board had raised tuition by 30 percent while continuing to spend hundreds of millions on such projects as a sports stadium retrofit.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Peter Byrne  |  02-19-2010  |  Education

Will California Continue to Lead the Fight Against Global Warming?new

Despite problems, Arnold Schwarzenegger might still be remembered as the “green governor” who ushered in California’s landmark, sweeping global-warming law, Assembly Bill 32, also known as California’s Global Warming Solutions Act. The governor who built the green economy. But it's crunch time.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Cosmo Garvin  |  02-18-2010  |  Environment

Extremist Republicans are Crushing Dissent Within Their Own Partynew

Extremist Republicans are crushing dissent within their own party, creating a California state legislature that can’t work. That's not won't work; that's can't work. This ideological extremism is evident in the party, from the national stage to local boards.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Sasha Abramsky  |  01-11-2010  |  Politics

Only a 'Human Movement' Can Save Civilization from the Climate Crisisnew

Copenhagen will fail because the great publics of the world have not been involved in the great human questions underlying the technical issues the scientists discuss. It is not only that the conference will fail to protect our young, but that the rest of us will barely notice.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Fred Branfman  |  12-04-2009  |  Environment

Scholar Leads Effort to Catalog Civil-Rights Abuses at Guantanamo Baynew

As director of UC Davis' Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, Almerindo Ojeda is heading up a project to collect testimonies on civil rights abuses at the detention center.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kel Munger  |  11-24-2009  |  War

Get Ready for a Post-Daily Newspaper Worldnew

What's next for journalism? First, put the decline of daily newspapers in context.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jeff vonKaenel  |  09-08-2009  |  Media

Altered State: Legalization, Cannabis Clubs and California's Marijuana Sea Changenew

Legalization and pot clubs in California grow increasingly popular, but law enforcement and government officials still can't think outside of the box.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  08-27-2009  |  Drugs

'The East, the West, and Sex': Orientalism Unleashednew

The East, the West, and Sex, which is organized both by time period and by country, examines the idea of masculine Western colonization creating an idealistic portrayal of Asian culture, particularly those aspects dealing with heterosexual eroticism.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kathleen Jercich  |  07-30-2009  |  Nonfiction

'Breadline USA' Examines the Reality of Hunger in Americanew

America's No. 1 health problem, the media relentlessly tell us, is obesity. Americans eat too much and we're the fattest people in the world. Except that, according to Sasha Abramsky, many Americans go hungry on a regular basis. And even many of those who aren’t hungry today suffer from what experts have taken to calling "food insecurity."
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kel Munger  |  07-23-2009  |  Nonfiction

Music Companies Use 'Mafia' Strategies to Crack Down on Local Businessesnew

ASCAP, which touts itself as a performance-rights organization, has developed quite a reputation in Sacramento. Local business owners have complained of receiving unsolicited bills that demand immediate payment, repeat phone calls and visits from sales representatives, and even a bit of intimidation regarding fines and lawsuits.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  07-02-2009  |  Music

Lance Armstrong Tells Us Why He's Back in the Racenew

Now in the early stages of his comeback, after three and a half years of retirement, Armstrong is back after retiring from the sport in 2005 -- pitching his message of cancer awareness. Beginning Saturday in Sacramento, he will pedal much of the length of the state in the Amgen Tour of California.
Sacramento News & Review  |  James Raia  |  02-17-2009  |  Sports

'Contagious' is Not a Typical Sci-Fi Novelnew

Scott Sigler has created a fan base with his serial podcasts of sci-fi/horror novels. Now Contagious promises to spread his scary stuff among traditional readers.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kel Munger  |  01-15-2009  |  Fiction

Can I Bite Your Thigh? A Trent Reznor Interviewnew

The Nine Inch Nails frontman goes off on a failed record industry and life as an indie artist after decades of appeasing "asshole" executives.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Alia Cruz  |  12-13-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Run, Josh, Runnew

SN&R writer Josh Fernandez trains through a lifetime of addiction.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Josh Fernandez  |  12-03-2008  |  Culture

Election '08: Not Over Yetnew

Obama has FDR's gifts of oratory and pragmatism, but can he restore the nation? A special pre-election report from Tom Hayden.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Tom Hayden  |  10-31-2008  |  Commentary

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