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Sue Them? It's Harder Than You Think

By Ted Rall | August 12, 2017 |
Are you one of those Americans who say it's too easy to file a lawsuit? As I can tell you from personal experience, it's anything but. The canard that U.S. courts are jammed up by litigious jerks is based on anecdotes spread by corporate propaganda.
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Movie night at the cemetery

Movie night at the cemetery

The Old City Cemetery Committee and the Sacramento Historical Society proudly present the premiere of “Movies at the Cemetery”, an exclusive event. The evening starts with a tour led by Historic City Cemetery docent Eric Bradner followed by a showing of “The Sacramento Picture” hosted by the incomparable Matias Bombal, local film expert, narrator and director of the movie.

"The Sacramento Picture" is a documentary featuring rare footage of city life and events from 1910-1974 and selections from the KCRA-TV news film collection photographed between 1957-1960 in the care of Center for Sacramento History.

One Show Only: Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.

UC Davis selects Joseph A. Farrow to Be Chief of Police

Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter has appointed Joseph A. Farrow to be the next UC Davis chief of police. Hexter made the selection in coordination with Chancellor-Designate Gary S. May.

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Beer & Baseball

Beer & Baseball

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - Brewers and ballplayers have always gone together, especially in Sacramento. With a team sponsored by a major brewery, the bases may not have been the only thing loaded. Take a walk-off and discover the hidden history of the town’s baseball teams – the colorful players, dreaded umpires, and the brewers that kept the system lubricated. No beer will be served at this event, but we will feature a special guest appearance by Dinger, the Sacramento River Cats mascot!

Buy tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3015165

CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

Carmichael Park community band festival

Carmichael Park community band festival