Issue: March 23, 2017

The cover story this week: At the Halloween Show, an ongoing underground performance project for over two decades, cover band's perform in Sacramento's underground, but some fear that success may spell its death. Karlos Rene Ayala tells the story.

Elsewhere in the issue: The StingRay cases are still open, so why are the plaintiffs claiming victory? Matt Kramer reports; A statewide nonprofit and the Democratic Socialists of America launch a rent control campaign in Sacramento; Scott Thomas Anderson has the scoop. Elsewhere, amid leadership furor, Sacramento Ballet's dancers are seeking to unionize. Mozes Zarate has the story. Also in the book, California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker sits down with SN&R's Jeff VonKaenel for a talk on creating carbon-free electricity and more.