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Strong Mayor A wide-ranging group of Sacramento political, business and community leaders are seeking a change in the city’s charter that would give the mayor more power. The "Checks and Balances Act of 2014" - or strong mayor - is not a new idea. And it’s an idea that has repeatedly failed to gain support in the past. So why does the group Sacramento Tomorrow think it will succeed where others have failed, especially when the city council seems to be more functional than ever? We'll discuss this with Director of Sacramento Tomorrow David Nagler ahead of Tuesday's city council meeting, where the "Checks and Balances Act of 2014" will be up for consideration.
 
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News Network: SNR Don't feed the homeless people? In this week's News Network, Sacramento News & Review Co-Editor Nick Miller joins us to discuss the city's effort to regulate the feeding of homeless people in parks. Plus, another strong mayor push heads to the city council.
 
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Winter Gardens September is a great month to start planting your favorite winter vegetables - lettuces, spinach, arugula, chard, endive, radicchio, kale, garlic and broccoli - but it's not too late to get started now. Quentyn Young, Nursery Manager of the Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, joins us to explain how easy (and fast) it is to tend a winter garden compared to summer growing. He also has tips for handling winter garden pests.
 
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SLV Sandra Lilia Velasquez, founder of the critically acclaimed Latin band Pistolera, went solo earlier this year to produce her first EP "Dig Deeper." The album departs from the indie rock infused Mexican folk she had been crafting with Pistolera and moves into a more soulful Latin sound. SLV, as she’s known, is an accomplished songwriter who has performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR and has been featured in Rolling Stone Mexico. She begins her West Coast tour of for "Dig Deeper" this week in Northern California on the tail of releasing her new single "Cheerleader" last week. She will be at Sol Collective in Sacramento Tuesday evening.
 
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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