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Surfing From River City –

Catch a Performance!

In April 2011, the Sacramento City Council

unanimously decided to loan $300,000 to the

struggling California Musical Theatre to help

it stay afloat. As members of this community,

we can support the local theaters by attending

their outstanding performances. Here are

some links to local theaters that could use

your support!

B Street Theatre

http://www.bstreettheatre.org/

B Street Theatre continues to keep critics raving

and audiences coming back for contemporary

productions ranging from popular

classics to first time debuts. Check its website

for ticket prices and to see shows for the

upcoming season.

Capital Stage

http://www.capstage.org/index.html

Capital Stage continues the commitment of

bringing the hottest new plays and playwrights

to the Sacramento region. “Every

Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)”

and “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

will be showing during the holiday season.

Celebration Arts

http://celebrationarts.net/index.html

Celebration Arts is a multicultural, multidiscipline

performing arts organization known for

developing raw talent and presenting fine

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time credits. (Pen. Code §§ 3000,

3000.01, 3000.08, 300.09 and 2932.)

Will this advance the Governor’s

objective? Not likely.

First, parole is a function of the executive

branch, not the courts. As the

United States Supreme Court observed,

parole is an “integral part of the penological

system” and thus traditionally handled

by administrative officers. (Morrissey

v. Brewer (1972) 408 U.S. 471.)

Second, AB 109 provides no funding

for the increased workload courts

are to assume. Courts already desperately

need additional judges and

resources to properly handle present

workloads. In Sacramento County, lit-

Compiled by Robyn M. Moltzen, Public Services Librarian, Sacramento County Public Law Library

quality productions. Check its website for

ticket prices and to see shows for the upcoming

season.

Community Center Theater

http://www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com/venues/communityCenterTheat

er/

The Community Center Theater is home to

the season productions of Broadway

Sacramento, The Sacramento Ballet,

Sacramento Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic,

Sacramento Community Concerts and

Sacramento Speakers Series. Upcoming theater

productions include “Shrek the Musical,”

“Westside Story,” and “Mamma Mia!”.

Music Circus at the Wells Fargo

Pavilion

http://calmt.com/index.cfm?page=1138

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The upcoming seven-show season will include

the Music Circus premiere of the Broadway

musical blockbuster “Miss Saigon” and the

return of five music-theatre classics never

before produced in the nine-year history of

the Wells Fargo Pavilion, including: “Oliver!,”

“Anything Goes,” “Camelot,” “Annie Get

Your Gun,” and “I Do! I Do!”.

igants wait up to three hours to file

papers in our Family Law Court; we are

four months behind in setting demurrers

and motions for summary judgment;

and callers inquiring about traffic

citations are kept on hold an average of

14 minutes waiting to talk to a clerk.

The Administrative Office of the

Courts projects up to 38,000 new judicial

hearings per year if courts become

the state’s “parole authority.” The AOC

estimates this will require 85 to 122

new judgeships statewide, costing up

to $354 million the first year alone.

Finally, a parolee is entitled to a

hearing offering basic due process protections,

but not the full panoply of

rights associated with a criminal prosecution.

(Morrissey v. Brewer, supra, 408

U.S. at 489.) The Board of Parole

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy

http://www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.co

m/

The Roseville Theatre Academy features The

Treehouse Players, who dedicate themselves to

providing shows that are enjoyable for the

entire family. They take classic fairytales, new

and original fairytales, and favorite storybook

tales and perform them with their own comedic

twist. They just wrapped up production of “A

Tale of Sleeping Beauty.” These shows are perfect

for ages 3 to 103!

Sutter Street Theatre

http://www.sutterstreettheatre.com/stag

e9/default.php

The Sutter Street Theatre has a history of presenting

whole seasons of award winning comedies,

musicals, and young people's theatre.

“Cabaret” and “Witness for the Prosecution” are

but a part of the upcoming off-Broadway series.

Woodland Opera House

http://thewoodlandoperahouse.art.office

live.com/default.aspx

The Woodland Opera House provides a variety

of productions such as its Theatre for Families

series, which includes “The Canterville Ghost,”

“Schoolhouse Rock Live,” and “Go Dog Go”.

Other upcoming productions include “Irving

Berlins White Christmas” and Rodgers &

Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”.

Hearings conducts parole revocations

as administrative hearings, using civil

service hearing officers. It makes no

sense to replace these summary

administrative proceedings with court

hearings in the name of reducing

costs. Instead, costs will soar.

There is much to commend

Governor’s Brown’s proposal to

realign state and local responsibilities

for low-level felons. Providing

increased local sentencing options is a

good idea, particularly for

Sacramento County where the probation

department has been decimated.

But shifting parole responsibilities to

the courts has no upside, will needlessly

increase taxpayer costs, and

could all but close the courthouse to

civil litigants.

JULY/AUGUST 2011 SACRAMENTO LAWYER

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