Issue: December 08, 2011

Greetings SN&R readers,

Some weeks back, we asked readers to tell us the top 10 reasons why you should be on the cover of SN&R -- and you delivered! We herein present the results of our humor, chutzpah and shameless self-promotion contest. In addition to meeting the contest winner (who graces this week's cover), we offer lists from a few dozen of the runner-ups from amidst 150 entries.

In news, the winter cold has returned­and so has Sacramento's Tent City. This time, however, it's in a new location, and with new faces, more than 100 tents--­and the same old threats by police. Nick Miller reports. Also this week: Bites looks at the police union head calling the local Occupy camp "total losers," and Greg Lucas does a round up of Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget "trigger cuts."

In Arts&Culture: For Sacramento's parkour enthusiasts, the city is their arena. Wait, what's parkour, you ask? Read Becca Costello's arts feature this week. Also: Jonathan Kiefer on Werner Herzog's latest, Nick Miller chats with

(arch rivals?) over at Submerge magazine, and Adam Corolla gets a big picture of his smug mug.