Issue: May 07, 2015

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The cover story this week: Ride the line? The streetcar will spare the

air and connect Sacramento, but only if it survives this month's big

vote. Nick Miller, Cosmo Garvin and William Burg explore the pros and

cons of the proposed downtown transit system.

Elsewhere in the issue: Cosmo Garvin investigates SMUD's four rate hikes

in four years, Raheem F. Hosseini reports on light rail's struggle to

overcome its image problem, Rick Kushman shines a light on little-known

regional winemakers, Aaron Carnes talks with rapper Rasar about

returning to Sacramento with a new name and a new band, Shoka picks the

best Second Saturday shows and more.