Issue: December 30, 2010

Hello SN&R reader!

Just in time for Jerry Browns' January 3 inauguration, we at SN&R decided to offer a special issue of welcome (and caveats) to California's new governor. We asked author, activist and former state legislator Tom Hayden to reflect on where Brown's been, and where experience suggests he may likely be going. We asked readers and others to write "open letters" to Brown. We asked local artists to come up with illustrations of Brown’s now iconic face. Enjoy the results in the print paper and go to to find many more that couldn't fit into print!

Happy New Year, California!

SN&R staff