Issue: May 17, 2012

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Midtown and downtown are now one--as in a united under one City Council seat--and Cosmo Garvin has the skinny on the men and women vying to head up newly formed District 4. Also this week in Frontlines: Nick Miller looks at the riverfront--and homeless--clean-up effort in West Sacramento, Amy Wong's report answers the popular "So, how's Second Saturday going?" question, and SN&R's endorsements continue with two City Council seats.

In this week's feature story, Rachel Leibrock goes back to Google. Back when she first visited the search engine giant as a reporter for the Sacramento Bee in 2002, the company had already begun to stand out in a field crowded with clunky search engines. Ten years later, she returned to the famed Googleplex in Mountain View for a view of the much-expanded campus and an exploration of how the company, with its "do no evil" motto, has evolved since then into a ubiquitous entity, and international corporation with a mighty clout.

In Arts&Culture, popular local drummer Jon Bafus' shows his other creative side at Electric City, an exhibit of his work open now at Bows & Arrows' gallery. Becky Grunewald profiles the artists. Also this week: Jonathan Mendick does the annual spring-summer festival roundup, Greg Lucas hits up Northgate Boulevard for ceviche, Jeff Hudson pronounces Image Theatre Company's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined a four-star success, and Nick Miller says goodbye to popular indie troupe Two Sheds.

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