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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.

From comics to clothing, midtown offers exciting & eclectic 2nd Saturday activities on August 12

From comics to clothing, midtown offers exciting & eclectic 2nd Saturday activities on August 12

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, August 12, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital”

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a very special “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital” event on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cool eats, drinks & special activities at the Midtown Farmers Market in August

Cool eats, drinks & special activities at the Midtown Farmers Market in August

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce refreshing and fun special activities happening in August at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining cooking demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef and sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

Along with plenty of beautiful trees and shady spots, Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following in August:

Iconic Railroad Museum mural revitalization part of Wide Open Walls Festival

Iconic Railroad Museum mural revitalization part of Wide Open Walls Festival

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are excited to announce a significant revitalization of the iconic and freeway-facing mural will be part of the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival happening August 10-20, 2017. The large-scale 25’ tall X 21’ wide mural is secured on the side of the California State Railroad Museum building and is clearly visible by drivers on the heavily traveled I-5 freeway.

Frank Mason III named Co-Big 12 Men’s Athlete of the Year

Former Kansas Jayhawk turned Kings rookie Frank Mason III joined Texas swimmer Will Licon as Co-Big 12 Athlete of the Year this week... Read More

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

O.J. Simpson won't be invited to USC practices, functions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson won't be invited to watch practice or take part in any official functions at his alma mater this fall following his release from prison... Read More

Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Forget gold, horses really built this country! The pioneer economy was dependent on horses for industry, travel, communication, and often for their very lives. Meet ranchers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and horseshoers galore, and our very own Pony Express rider, Warren Upson. Come see the horses of the modern Pony Express! Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information call (916) 448-0811