Issue: March 09, 2017

The cover story this week: What drove one of Sacramento's best-known activists to enlist in the Kurdish revolution? Scott Thomas Anderson has the story.

A succession plan by the Sacramento Ballet has exposed a rift between the board and its artist, Mozes Zarate reports; Sacramento County is wrestling with governing its groundwater, Michael Mott has the scoop. Elsewhere, the sheriff's academy is now requiring expanded deescalation courses, Matt Kramer has the story. Also in the book, the newly opened Asha Urban Baths mixes ancient and modern ways to practice self-care during surreal times, John Flynn has the scoop.