The Skinny

So we cover state politics week after week, but what’s our most popular story of the year?  Yes, “Food fight at the Sacramento Food’s Natural Foods Co-op,” Aug. 25. So they announced the results a couple weeks back, and old pros Barry Broad and Steve Maviglio won big. The candidates backed by the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) group, Susan Bush  and Cody Potter, got only 442 and 424 votes, while incumbents Ann Richardson and Alicia Dienst got 1,338 and 1,328 votes each. A ballot measure that bars future politically-based boycotts got 83 percent of the vote…Also, we checked in on why there was a sobriety checkpoint at 5th and L on the last night of session. According to the Sac PD, the checkpoint was actually scheduled for an earlier date but got bumped when the whole scheduled changed due to a rainout earlier in the year. The target was people coming out of Old Sac, not the Capitol. In any case, there were no legislative DUIs that night…

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