Best of Sacramento

Multi-ethnic / Multi-cultural / Multisactual

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Time magazine called Sacramento the most diverse town in the United States. To reflect this, our Best of Sacramento issue has gone “Multi-ethnic/Multi-cultural/Multisactual.” Our goal with these feature stories, Q-and-As, writers’ picks and annual readers’ poll is to represent each ethnic, cultural or community group within our vast chunk of Central Valley paradise. (Of course, with so many groups to hit, we’re standing by ready to apologize to any we left out - and offer to take their names so we can make sure to include them next time we do something so daunting.) Enjoy!

Best of Sacramento was brought to you by:

Editor Emily Page

Production Editor Nicholas Miller

Associate Copy Editor Shoka Shafiee

Contributors Sena Christian, Matt Coker, Becca Costello, Matthew Craggs, Edward Dunn, Boogie Elmar, Josh Fernandez, Julie Foster, Lien Hoang, Keleigh Friedrich, Cosmo Garvin, Jackson Griffith, Jeff Hudson, Jonathan Kiefer, Estee Lee, Garrett Miller, Nicholas Miller, Kel Munger, Cecelia Brady-O’Quinn, Emily Page, Alexis Raymond, R.V. Scheide, Ryan Soykin, Melinda Welsh

Editorial Assistant Alex Benson

Art Director David Jayne

Associate Art Director Andrew Nilsen

Feature Photography Jeremy Sykes Photography

Photographers Larry Dalton, Anne Stokes

Design Manager Anne Lesemann

Production Coordinator Sharon Wisecarver

Designers Michele Brown, Anne De Govia, Marianne Mancina, Kate Murphy, Jennifer Schellack, Erin Sierchio

Web Kelsey Falle

Design Intern Sarah Hagadorn

Sales Operations/Marketing Manager Veronica Bartell

Ad Services Specialists Jessica LaScola, Amy Nathman

Special thanks to Michael Billingsley for leading the distribution department, Ric Marques for leading the operations department, Kelsey Falle for Web layout, Veronica Bartell for leading the marketing and operations departments, Amy Nathman for assisting editorial with layout, Anne Lesemann for leading the design department, and Sarah Billingsley for leading the sales department.

Cover Design David Jayne

Cover Photography Jeremy Sykes Photography

Cover Models Stacey Pantages, Kasell Youssouph Bodran, Michelle Lee