Issue: September 01, 2016

The cover story this week: With a lack of public services and resources and a major decline in its population, the once lively city of Isleton is facing possible disincorporation--even its mayor thinks its a good idea. How did Isleton get here? SN&R contributor Graham Womack has the story.

Elsewhere in the issue: Affordable housing is on the decline and Habitat for Humanity faces new struggles in serving low-income families, Scott Thomas Anderson reports; Laurel Rosenhall of CALMatters highlights the work of the Transform California campaign in educating the public on transgender issues in hopes of dispelling prejudice and garnering support. Elsewhere, SN&R film critics Daniel Barnes and Jim Lane share their most anticipated films for a fall film preview and Bev Sykes reports on some major changes in programming at the B Street Theater.