Issue: July 14, 2016

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The cover story this week: Writer Alastair Bland chronicles the history of wildfires in California and explores how the drought, hotter temperatures and human interference could make for the worst season on record.

Elsewhere in the issue : Nick Miller reports on SN&R's legal victory against Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kris Hooks reports from the #Stand4BlackLives rally Also, Janelle Bitker gives a preview on this weekend's Sacramento Japanese Film Fest and also tells readers about what may be the region's best soul food.

Finally, learn more about this weekend's stage offerings from theater critics Jim Carnes and Patti Roberts.