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Marcos Bretón

They say 'sanctuary.' What you hear is dangerous noise

The Trump administration argued in U.S. federal court Wednesday, June 20, 2018, attacking the "sanctuary status" of California as unconstitutional, with laws preventing state and local jurisdictions from participating in the president's efforts to tap their resources for enforcement of immigration policies, ones that are the fed's to carry out, not the state's.

Marcos Bretón

Anthony Bourdain's gift? Embracing those we too often demonize

Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, TV personality, who committed suicide at 61 on Friday, June 8, 2018, created a bridge for understanding and tolerance through food, introducing audiences to the world's cultures, from Mexican to Asian, and making them feel comfortable with different ethnic groups they might otherwise feel threatened by.

City Beat

Will the next big campaign in Sacramento be rent control?

Labor unions and Democratic party interests behind a proposed November ballot measure to cap rents in Sacramento will begin organizing renters affected by the city’s skyrocketing costs to testify at City Council meetings throughout the month of June, starting Thursday, June 7, 2018. Business and development groups are ramping up their opposition to the ballot initiative.

How Biba changed Sacramento’s food scene forever

Biba Caggiano and her husband opened her namesake Italian restaurant more than 30 years ago, when Sacramento's culinary scene was modest. Some of the city’s biggest food names – Randy Paragary, Patrick Mulvaney and Darrell Corti – discuss her legacy.