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Davis farming activist grow their own t-shirts

By Amy Wong This article was published on 08.30.12. Robyn Waxman hugs the producer of her future shirt. Growing clothing is uncommon. Growing clothing as a form of activism is unusual—and also doesn’t get a ton of attention. But this is exactly what a … Continue reading

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Can Romney ace the evangelical Christian base?

Originally published in The Sacramento News & Review June 21, 2012 It’s the doubt that clouds many a Mormon’s prayers: Will Mitt Romney motivate his party’s evangelical-Christian base to turn out and vote Republican on Election Day? Arguably the most prominent … Continue reading

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Step into country line dancing

Dance instructor Kat Painter keeps everyone’s boots in line at the Stoney Inn. Modern line dancing originated out of necessity. Women who didn’t have dance partners weren’t going to be wallflowers, so dances like the Charleston and line dancing evolved … Continue reading

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IHSS: Funding cut could prove triple-whammy

Originally published at http://www.capitolweekly.net June 21, 2012 One of the programs with much to lose in this year’s budget fight is In-Home Supportive Services, which already has undergone major cutbacks as the strapped state grapples for funds. But much more … Continue reading

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Top-two fallout: Is this goodbye to the little guy?

Key selling points for California’s new top-two primary were that it would get centrists and moderates into the state Legislature, bridge the gap between polarized Democrats and Republicans and even heal a fractured electorate. While the newly implemented system ultimately … Continue reading

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True steampunk

As they tell it, James and Mary Lyons have always been collectors of broken gadgets. Coming from a painting and graphic-design background, the Lyons began designing steampunk jewelry full time in 2010. Today, the couple collects all sorts of things, like antique clocks, scattered … Continue reading

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On the trail of the tax loopholes

Rarely have there been so many tempting targets for those who favor closing corporate tax loopholes. As Gov. Jerry Brown calls for $8 billion worth of cuts to California’s social services, education, public safety and state worker pay – among … Continue reading

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