Issue: November 03, 2016

The cover story this week: Sheriff Scott Jones is running in the race for the 7th Congressional District, but can voters reach a conclusion as to what his politics really are, or will his controversial history as sheriff complicate his bid for congress? Scott Thomas Anderson reports.

Elsewhere in the issue: As a turbulent election season comes to a close, Socialist candidate Gloria La Riva and her running mate, Dennis Banks, see renewed hope for the future of third-party politics, Dave Kempa has the story; how much does the California Environmental Quality Act impact development? A new study has some answers, Matt Kramer has the scoop. Elsewhere, Measure B aims to create positive changes for those with mobility-challenges, Russel Rawlings provides some insights. Also in the book, Mozes Zarate profiles Chris and Sabrina Watson's journey from New Orleans to Sacramento and the creation of their new indie record label, Friendship Fever.